Freudian Slips: New Jersey's Budget Woes: Reaching A Greener Forest Through the Trees

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Life takes us many places. It's a box of chocolates and a Hansel and Gretal trail of candy wrappers. I have filmed as an actor in The Happening, Invincible, The Lovely Bones, The Bounty Hunter, The Greek American, Bazookas, Limitless, TV's Its Always Sunny in Philly, Outlaw, New York, The Warrior, The Nail, Game Change, Cold Case, & commercial work includes The Philadelphia Eagles, Septa, Coors, Turbo Tax & Carnival Cruises. Freudian Slips spotlights irony in short story format.

July 15, 2009

New Jersey's Budget Woes: Reaching A Greener Forest Through the Trees

These recessionary times have forced me to examine my household budget in order to keep making ends meet. After reviewing my ledger, I arrived at the following conclusion:

One full time job

Three part time jobs

843 FICA Credit Score

A spouse who works full time

No MAC card in the last 18 years.

Pays child support on time without the court garnishing my wages.

No credit card debt

Enrolled in a deferred compensation plan.

Paying down a 15-year mortgage.

Pays bills exceedingly on time. No late fees or cycle service charges.

Proactively uses debit cards.

Clips store coupons and buys generic brand names

Avoids buying retail whenever possible

Owns company stocks

Saves for children’s college

Invests in US savings bonds

Reconciles checkbook.

In order to help fix New Jersey’s irreconcilable budget, the Governor of the thirteenth state of the Union with the highest cost of living in the nation has mandated me to take unpaid leaves of absences from my job… so he can ergo balance his own budget.

Money does not grow on trees but I do not believe it should be deforested from my pocket either. Where does fiscal responsibility begin and end? If a New Jersey budget falls for years in the woods without trimming why wasn't anyone listening?

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Blogger Mike said...

If a budget tree falls in NJ does anyone hear it?
Not unless it falls on them!

9:11 PM  
Blogger Pax Romano said...

How does it feel to be a scapegoat?

Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs reported the largest quarterly profit in its history as a public company, $3.44 billion ... how much did they get in the federal bailout??

9:57 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

makes you wonder

No sachs of potatoes there.

11:44 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

nice post, bad topic!
"deforesting the garden staTe!'

11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, you should not be made to pay for government's mistakes.

But....upon viewing your financial position (due to your own efforts) I can't help thinking that you cry with a big loaf of bread under each arm!

8:25 PM  

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