We previously saw how New Jersey was shutting down bathrooms on its non-toll roads. Now, if you were holding it for Newark, think again. Mayor Cory Booker has ordered city officials to stop buying toilet paper as well as other cuts. That message is “go in New York.”
The austerity measures were prompted by the fact that taxes have already been increased by 76 percent in last decade and 19 percent in the past five years. Of course, no one in Washington is addressing the fact that our cities are shutting down while we continue to pump billions into Iraq and Afghanistan.
Booker will also be shutting down city pools, ordering a four-day work week, and stop buying gas for some city vehicles. Oh yea, Christmas (or at least city Christmas decorations) are cancelled.