Target: New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Jay Hoffman
Goal: Punish the government employees who allegedly spent taxpayer money on questionable expenses.
New Jersey taxpayers are furious to find out that their money has been used to buy alcohol, flowers, gifts, and baseball tickets. According to a New Jersey Advance Media investigation, several government employees who work at the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group have used taxpayer-funded credit cards to pay for personal items. The total cost has been estimated to be around $150,000, which includes $515 for baseball tickets, $1,115 for flowers, and $2,386 for a single item at Rat’s Restaurant, one of New Jersey’s most expensive eateries.
The credit cards were discontinued in 2015, and now the government has to investigate two and half years worth of unethical spending. The state’s senator, Robert Gordon, has said that he will raise the issue with the state auditor and wants to enforce uniform expense report policies among the state’s forty joint insurance funds. Other government employees are shocked that such rank and file employees would be given government-funded credit cards. This issue has raised concern amongst New Jersey taxpayers, and many have voiced their increasing distrust of the government. Sign this petition to urge the attorney general to punish the employees who allegedly foolishly wasted taxpayer money.
Dear Mr. Hoffman,
Hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars have been wasted by the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group. For two and a half years, this insurance group has racked up $150,000 in questionable credit card expenses, including $2,386 at a restaurant. The state senator has even said that the state’s 40 joint insurance funds will need uniform expense report policies. Unfortunately, the insurance group does not know what is acceptable to spend money on and what isn’t.
The large amount of unethical spending was a huge setback for the education community, which the public already believes wastes money on unnecessary things. The New Jersey Schools Insurance Group has even tried to cut corners on its responsibilities. The school district in Edison county has been fighting the insurance agency after it attempted to shortchange the cost of rebuilding James Monroe Elementary School, which burned to the ground in 2013. This argument even reached court and was finally settled out of court, but the Edison school district still decided to switch insurance companies. Many school boards in New Jersey are suffering because of this agency’s greed. I ask that you please punish all government employees allegedly involved in this immoral government spending.
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