In a scheme that can only be described as evil, the newly elected Democrat governor, Phil Murphy, would like to take an important fund that is intended to take care of the families of fallen firefighters. The firefighters have carefully managed the fund for 100 years, and now, the Democrat governor would like to use it for his own agenda. The story of the Little Red Hen, who responsibly saved for her future, only to have others, who couldn’t be bothered with saving, demand she shares in her savings, comes to mind.
Washington Free Beacon – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is coming under fire for his 2020 proposed budget which diverts $33 million from a fund which helps fallen firefighters to the state’s general fund to use for anything he deems suitable.
Critics of the governor’s plan are calling it “horrendous” that he would divert the millions from the fund which pays for burials and also offers financial help to firefighters killed, NJ Advance Media reports.
Murphy’s 2020 state budget calls for transferring the money from the NJ State Fireman’s Association into the state’s general fund where it can be used for any purpose.
“That fund is for the indigent and needy firefighters. We will do everything in our power to stop this, “Ed Donnelly, president of the NJ Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association said. “We’re working through it to stop it. Since the late 1800s, we’ve been good stewards of this money and we shouldn’t be penalized.”
Others are criticizing the governor for filling his budget gap with funds slated for fallen heroes.
Local radio host Bill Spadea on Monday urged residents to call the governor’s office to tell him “hands off the relief fund.”
Watch New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association president Ed Donnelly reaction to Democrat governor’s consideration of taking money from their fund to fund his own agenda.