New Jersey toll worker earned $321,985

Victor Joecks

There’s a reason New Jersey toll workers collect much more than 10 cents per car.

Of course, that’s nothing compared to the Clark County firefighter who earned $474,559.97 last year (as a volunteer coordinator, no less). But it looks like Nevada isn’t the only place with widespread government waste and inflated salaries.

Auditors say the New Jersey Turnpike Authority wasted $43 million on unneeded perks and bonuses. In one case, an employee with a base salary of $73,469 earned $321,985 when all payouts and bonuses were included. …

The audit shows turnpike authority employees got bonuses and overtime for working their birthdays and holidays.

That’s right – a bonus for working on your birthday. And what’s the impact of all this waste?

Comptroller Matt Boxer says tolls are set for another increase in 2012.

Government waste isn’t funny, because they’re spending your money.

Nevada doesn’t have toll roads, but we do have many examples of government waste. Remember this when Nevada’s leftists propose raising your taxes in 2011.