State Shut Down - Do not enter after 9 PM :)

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  1. DeathStar1

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    http://www.news12.com/NJ/topstories/article?id=178808

    The phone was ringing off the hook this afternoon. My Uncle was NOT happy his vacation time was cut short, heh. This Corzine guy is not going to be popular with alot of people after this, and even more so if the state tax is raised....[​IMG]

    But more importantly, if the beaches are closed... The Shore communities will want his neck [​IMG].

    Dosn't matter to me though [​IMG].
     
  2. Jed M

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    Slightly off topic, but I sure hope this isn't a sign of things to come. You have to pay $5 a month to read the website you linked. I googled it and found another source for the story. It looks like the beaches will be open until Wednesday.
     
  3. DeathStar1

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    Really? Weird..I read iti just fine....

    If the Beaches are closed for more than two weekends worth, I wonder how much money the shore areas will loose..
     
  4. LewB

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    Shore, schmore. From an artilce on CNN.com:
    The horror !
     
  5. Eric Kahn

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    Not even sure what the story is, what should I be hunting for
     
  6. Jed M

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    Its probably because you are a local using the right cable service. It says you need to be a subscriber of the cable company's broadband service or pay $5 a month to read it.
     
  7. John Kilduff

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    I'm going to Six Flags Great Adventure on Thursday for the first time in 8 years. Will this lights-out affect my trip? I would want to see the night-time show they have at Six Flags, but this doesn't sound too good.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I didn't quite understand the article, though: Will all of New Jersey be affected or only some parts?
     
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  9. Fredster

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    Everything you might need to know regarding NJ state gov't shutdown is here:

    http://www.state.nj.us/

    I am a NJ state worker (listed as non-essential for now)
     
  10. Chu Gai

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    There must be non-essential politicians too.
     
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    When the feds shut down in 94 I frankly didn't notice a thing. We should do it more often and for longer duration.
     
  12. Jay H

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    Alright, now is the time then to go down to Cape May for some nice Kayaking down there... Last time I went, took godawful 3.5 hours to drive back...

    I just hope all those beach goers don't start heading to the mountains....

    Jay
     
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    My city is undergoing a similar budget crisis. Most non-essential personnel laid off until the voters pass a budget.
     
  14. Fredster

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    I'm getting today off (without pay probably) because of the shut down. We can live with that.

    My son is missing his drivers license exam today. This was scheduled a year ago, but the DMV agencies are closed. When all of this is over, it could take months before he gets a new exam date. No joy there.
     
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    This is a classic political scare tactic. While people are upset about a temporary loss of services, the major losers in battles such as these are the individuals who provide those services as their livelihood.

    My local school board recently pulled a similar stunt laying off all non-tenured employees (i.e. everyone who works for the school except the teachers who have lifetime jobs after working for only three years). Lay off letters went to employees with 30 years service from administrative assistants to instructional aides to janitors to security guards. Talk about a lack of loyalty, and great example of how people who receive a little bit of power throw the lives of other citizens on end just to have their agenda passed.

    J
     
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    I can see shutting down non-essential services that are not revenue producing but it seems stupid to close down casinos and the like if they are generating income.
     
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    Here's the bad news: I just saw on both CNN and Fox News Channel that the casinos ARE starting to shut down as of 0800 hours EDT today. Keep it up and all casinos will be closed in Atlantic City by the end of the week, putting some 50,000 people out of work and depriving the state of New Jersey US$1.3 million per day in tax revenue. [​IMG]
     
  19. DeathStar1

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    I don't get this. By doing this, he's not only loosing more money.... But how does lowering one tax, and raise another save the people of NJ money? From what I hear, that's really what all this is about...

    People generally liked Cody, the former govenor, from what I hear..Really too bad that he apparently got scared because of money issues...

    Heh, here's another easy solution now that I think about it. Corzine has about 4 billion dollars... Why not use 2 billion and solve the problem? Biggest hero in the state that way... Or is 2 Billion not enouh to live on for the next thirty years or so of his life? [​IMG]
     
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    Not surprising coming from the same state that outlaws self-serve gas stations.
     

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