DOT career bureaucrat Hayden claims DOT is corrupt
William J. Hayden (AKA Bill Hayden, Dell Hayden, Skylands Patriot ) is an 18 year public employee of the New Jersey Department of Transportation. He works as a supervisor, based in Trenton, where he pockets a salary and extras more each year than any legislator earns -- plus full benefits and a pension. Hayden is a member of the CWA -- one of the most liberal unions in America.
He doesn't vote much. He made it last November, but the last time before that was 2010. Now he thinks we should give him a second public job -- as our legislator.
This week, Hayden and his two cronies -- Nathan Orr and David Atwood -- ran a paid political campaign ad in a Morris County newspaper.
In the campaign ad, Hayden makes the claim that he sees "wasteful spending first hand." Of this, we have no doubt.
But why is it that Hayden, as a Trenton-based DOT supervisor, over the past 18 years, NEVER reported this waste? Hayden never blew-the-whistle on the corruption he claims to witness, every day. Why not?
Does Hayden approve of the corruption he claims to have witnessed? Is he just one of those good-old-boys who goes-along-to-get-along? Perhaps he is part of the corrupt process himself? Maybe Bill Hayden is the problem?
Right now, the legislative budget committees are holding hearings in Trenton that will determine how much bureaucracies like the Department of Transportation get to spend. Hayden is a Trenton bureaucrat. The committees should ask him to testify about the waste he claims to have witnessed. Maybe they'll prune his department and cut a few jobs, cut out the waste, and save some taxpayers' money.
It's been 18 years. 18 years of waste and corruption. It shouldn't take 18 years to speak up. It shouldn't take running for office to speak up. We shouldn't have to read about it in a vague, non-specific newspaper ad asking for votes. It is the job of every American to fight government waste and corruption -- and the fight is every day. Not just when you are running for office. Not once in 18 years.