Would you eliminate your county government? – Vote
If you want to run government like a business, here's a chance to potentially cut costs.
New Jersey legislators say we might be able to reduce property taxes by eliminating one of the state's three layers of government, the county.
County government alone cost taxpayers 6.5 billion dollars last year. But while the savings sound like a great idea, not everyone likes the notion of dissolving public funding for things like county jails, parks and bridges, or other services like animal control and public health care.
Of course, the state and municipal bodies would continue to function, and the private sector could provide new jobs to account for any lost in the trimming down of government. In other words, life would go on, but you'd pay someone else to handle responsibilities like snow plowing or park maintenance.
Would you do away with your county government? Why or why not? Take the poll and comment below to share your thoughts.