Menendez complains about constitutional amendment to make judges pay their fair share

Politics should trump good public policy and the will of the people, in the mind of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez.

The Auditor is reporting that New Jersey’s junior Senator called Democratic State Senators Steve Sweeney and Ray Lesniak to complain about the fact that they’re allowing voters to decide on the constitutional amendment that, if passed, will require New Jersey’s privileged Judges to abide by the same pension and benefit rules as all other state employees.

Menendez wasn’t complaining about the merits of the legislation.  He was complaining that the presence of the constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall would get Governor Chris Christie out on the campaign trail supporting the amendment….and also supporting State Senator Joe Kyrillos in Joe’s quest to unseat Menendez.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 U.S. Senate Race, Bob Menendez, Chris Christie, Joe Kyrillos | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Menendez complains about constitutional amendment to make judges pay their fair share”

  1. Middletowner said at 10:56 am on August 12th, 2012:

    Does our Jr. Senator know that NJ has 21 counties and not just 2? Seems to me that all Senator Spenendez does is spend all of his time in Hudson and Essex counties. He is afraid that 19 other counties are going to wake up and think about the last time they saw him in person or at a town nearby. Think hard NJ, I can’t tell you I’ve ever seen him in Monmouth or Ocean County.