Seemingly worried about how much taxpayers spend on public employees, Singer writes:
“Today, reform that many in New Jersey thought impossible has become law: a reasonable cap on interest arbitration awards. State government has taken a momentous step in stabilizing out of control property taxes and restoring faith with a public angered by the imposition of public employee contracts more generous than those enjoyed by the average taxpayer. I am extremely proud that New Jersey finally has a Governor who possesses the courage and vision to tackle the difficult issues that have made New Jersey unaffordable and driven too many people out of our state. However, there is more to do for the taxpayers, and I look forward to continuing to stand by Governor Christie in the upcoming legislative session to move his reform agenda forward.”
New Jersey Watchdog found 15 current legislators — six senators and nine Assembly members — who receive state retirement checks in addition to legislative salaries, according to public records.
Of the 15 lawmakers who receive state pensions plus legislative salaries, three are on the payrolls of other public agencies in New Jersey.
- Guess whose name is on that list?Sen. Robert Singer gets $88,404 a year — $5,000 a year as chairman of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority in Ocean County; $34,404 from PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System )as a retiree of multiple governmental agencies and his $49,000 legislative salary.
So it seems once again our senior Senator Singer is a poster child for good old New Jersey corrupt politicians that are willing to take from taxpayer dollars for themselves, while denying public workers and minimum wage earners legitimate salaries.
Remember these government salaries that Singer takes are not his only source of income. He also makes money as the chairman of Harmony Bank and other conflict of interest jobs (more on that later)