TRENTON – Today’s George Orwell gold medallion goes to Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), who nobly did his part on the Assembly floor to decapitate that most favorite unfortunate phrase of this budget season.
“If I hear the phrase ‘kick the can down the road’ one more time, my head might actually explode,” said O’Scanlon.
But the Monmouth wordsmith persisted in reshaping the metaphor as he considered the FY2016 Budget. “That’s not a can we’re kicking down the road,” he said. “This is a sticky, tricky toxic waste dump we’re kicking down the road.”