New Jersey Toll Worker Paid $321,985

by Marilou Moursund on October 20, 2010

in Fiscal Policy,politics

In an audit of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, auditors found $43 million of wasted funds.  From the linked article:

“MYFOXNY.COM – Auditors say the New Jersey Turnpike Authority wasted $43 million on unneeded perks and bonuses.  In one case, an employee with a base salary of $73,469 earned $321,985 when all payouts and bonuses were included.

The audit says that toll dollars were spent on items ranging from an employee bowling league to employee bonuses for working on birthdays.

All this took place while tolls were being increased.”

Government waste and fraud is a huge drain on the economy, and I can’t understand how anyone thinks that giving the government more control over spending could be good for the country.

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