Saturday, October 4, 2014
NJ WATCHDOG: Christie's biggest double-dipper quits
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Christie’s biggest double-dipper quits on cusp of NJ pension debate
As the pension reform issue heats up in New Jersey, the most prominent double-dipper in Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is stepping down today.
Lou Goetting has collected $140,000 a year as the governor’s deputy chief of staff in addition to an $88,860 pension as a retired state employee – a fact that repeatedly embarrassed Christie as he calls for changes in a state retirement system that faces a deficit in excess of $100 billion.
Ironically, Christie hired Goetting – pronounced “getting” – in 2010 as a top adviser on cutting the cost of government.
In addition to his expertise on fiscal issues, Goetting displayed skill in guiding more than $1 million in pension and severance pay from public coffers into his pockets.
The full story is now online at http://watchdog.org/175032/christie-doubledipper-pension/.