Friday, January 27, 2006

NJ Attorney General is not the real Attorney General

Its interesting the talk about town, is the new Attorney General is really not going to be prosecuting cases, since she does not have the prosecutor chops to do the work. Rather, it will be the second in command who will be doing the real prosecution. Now this philosphy comes back from former AG Peter Harvey. There was supposed to be a tough prosecutor who was to handle political corruption in our fair state.

However, what happened was we had, through Peter Harvey's office a person who let the former state police superintendent, Santiago free from a fine, since he had left the office of State Police Superintendent. Of course Harvey could not prosecute Santiago, because he was one of Jim McGreevey's boys. Let alone the simple favt it was fraud, well you know how it goes in Trenton, its a boys club.

So going back to our brand spanking new Attorney General, why hire her when you she is not going to actually do the heavy prosecution. Why waste my tax money, on TWO people when only ONE will do any real work? Why is my money being wasted on a figure head in the attorney general's position. Ah yes, now I know why, its New Jersey and we have to waste the tax payer's money as many times as possible.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

If We Can Outsource Jobs...

I have been pondering this idea for quite sometime. Since there has been a huge migration of jobs from the United States to cheaper labor in India and China, all of course to increase company profit. We as consumers recieve the benfit of cheaper goods and services.

So why don't we do the same thing with the legal community; yes, I mean lawyers. Why not simply have attorneys in India or China work for us here in the United States. Most attorneys in the United States have ridiculous wages. For example, most lawyers are charging anywhere from $150 to $300 an hour for the work they do. Of course we never see the work they do, just if we win or not. Of course there are the contingency attorneys as well, and supposedly we don't pay them unless we win. Oft times that does not occur very often.

So why not hire an attorney from India to try our case here in the US. In that way, we may be paying him or her, abotu $10 to $20 an hours. Not bad if you can consider how much out of pocket money expenses were saving if we go that route. Think of the increased number of cases going to court. Also, think how easy it would be if we do get afoul of the law to go through this wonderful route. There would have to be more judges to be hired, which in turn we could even get more Indians and Chineese to work for our benefit as well. Think of the tremendous cost savings, in my state as well. No more political connected judges in New Jersey, we could actually have new judges of course trying cases in India or China, and since our new outsourced attorneys could be closer where the judges are presiding.

So economically we can benefit in the long run. Yes, I know you may be worried about all these judges and lawyers finding work. But fear not, they can all become lobbyists or even State Senators and Assemblymen. In that way, they would still get their money, as in salary and their cut when it comes when they get elected. Since in the great state of New Jersey we have the best Assembly and State Senate money can buy. We have our wonderful State Senator Wayne "I'll take any job" Bryant, who had a seminar at UMDNJ a few years ago and got $30,000. I have not heard what the seminar was about, but I do know there was a piece of legislation that did benefit UMDNJ quite well. Of course Senator Bryant filed the necessary letter saying his voting record for UMDNJ was not influenced by any payment or monetary consideration. Well I wonder if we poor plebians can also write the same letter as well with the New Jersey Department of Taxation? I kinda doubt it, since well if you ever did try to call that office, its usually "busy" or no one knows how to answer the phone.