Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who gained national prominence relentlessly pursuing Wall Street wrongdoing, has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a law enforcement official and a person briefed on the investigation.He's wrong because he's a hypocrite for breaking up call girl rings while obviously engaging in them, and he's also a skunk towards his family (no offense to the black and white furry mammals). My position on prostitution has been made public before, in that it should be legal ("free market capitalism at work, providing a service people want for a fee people are willing to pay"). Last time I wrote about it from a hetero-centric viewpoint, but gay prostitution should be legal as well. I also noted my concern ("most prostitutes I have seen are hideous, and would actually make me abstinent"), but I think the kind of whores I can afford are missing teeth and looking for a few bucks to go buy crack or 40 oz bottles of malt liquor. Rich people don't rent whores, they obtain the services of call girls. I imagine call girls are cleaner, more attractive, better smelling, and not riddled with diseases.
Meanwhile, New Jersey governor Jon Corzine is also fucking people up the ass, but he's not screwing prostitutes, just his constituents. With a budget crisis in the state, Corzine is robbing the poor to help the rich:
Gov. Jon S. Corzine today proposed major budget cuts to key New Jersey programs, including state workers, property tax rebates and aid for towns and hospitals, calling it an agonizing bid to revamp troubled state finances.It sounds pretty bad, but fear not, Corzine is freezing taxes on businesses for the second year in a row. Phew! We wouldn't want those making the most money to have to contribute back or anything.
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Corzine also wants to significantly increase tolls on the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and Atlantic City Expressway to pay at least half of $32 billion in state debt and fund transportation.
Although that plan is separate from the budget proposal, Corzine referenced legislative opposition to it and pleaded to find a way to cut debt.
The budget cuts were welcomed by businesses.Of course you applaud it, you cunt. Fortunately, most people are against Corzine's proposal, including those who can stop his budget.
“We applaud the governor for understanding the seriousness of our fiscal crisis by presenting a budget that, while tough to stomach by just about everyone in this state, will begin to repair the damage,” said Joan Verplanck, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce president.
“I see a lot of pain coming down, and that pain is coming down on poor people and middle-class people,” said Sen. Ronald Rice, D-28th of Newark.I shall note that Corzine and Spitzer are both Democrats, as are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. If there is any reason to get excited about the Democratic Party in 2008, please tell me, but if you do so, note that I am tired of the "they're better than the Republicans" line. Being barely better than shit doesn't make you good. It makes you Chef Boyardee.
Carla Katz, president of the largest state workers union chapter, said the cuts would “scapegoat public workers, will hurt middle-class families and fail to provide a real solution to the state’s fiscal problems.”
Republicans want spending cuts but blasted plans to pare rebates.
“What we will not do is be a party to any plan that would lower or eliminate direct property tax relief for middle-class families,” said Assembly Minority Alex DeCroce, R-26th of Morris Plains.