One of your soon-to-be colleagues shows how to fix the problems of a state facing fiscal meltdown and in thrall to public employee unions:
When Governor Christie set his sights on reducing the size of government and the debt in the Garden State, he is keeping that promise.
The governor announced that beginning January, he’ll cut 1,200 state jobs saving New Jersey taxpayers $8.8 million. The job cuts will include layoffs and attrition.
The first thing we do is fire the bureaucrats. That may cause a temporary uptick in state unemployment, but with fewer bureaucrats meddling in the marketplace, private employers will be less wary of expanding their operations, thus better able to create jobs.