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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Is there anywhere in America that politics "works" anymore?

If you thought that a Constitution was a document of some import, you'd be confused to find that, in New Jersey, almost all parties, politicians, and constituencies are convinced that a constitutional amendment is the only thing that can force fiscal discipline.

I sense a bad precedent, because it substitutes rules for Statesmanship - and provides no funding mechanism, that I can see, so it's impact is not cushioned in a sensible way.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters will decide this year whether the state Constitution should be amended to bar lawmakers from raiding state workers’ benefit funds.