For Fans Of Big Government In New Jersey The Fat Lady Man Is Singing

My goodness, if you get a chance do read the whole budget speech by Governor Christie; it’s great. Here are some choice tidbits

…Over fifteen years, $4.7 billion was stolen by both parties from the trust fund set up for unemployment insurance benefits and spent for other purposes. The result, without action, is a crippling tax increase that will kill more jobs in a state that already has the worst unemployment in the region.

…Even now, in the depths of a great economic crisis, local governments and school boards can’t hold back on the pressure that comes from the public sector unions. What is the proof? While New Jersey’s private sector lost 121,000 jobs just in 2009, New Jersey’s local governments added 11,300 new municipal and school employees. 11,300 new government employees paid for by your taxes just this last year. 11,300 new employees added while you are struggling to keep your job and pay the bills. We must give the voters the tools to stop the madness and stop it this year.

…The leaders of the union who represent these teachers, however, have used their political muscle to set up two classes of citizens in New Jersey: those who enjoy rich public benefits and those who pay for them. That has created a system that cannot be sustained – a system fueled by mandatory dues of more than $700 a year taken out of every one of the nearly 200,000 teachers’ paychecks.

Political muscle fueled by intimidation tactics, political bullying and smears of public officials who dare to disagree. This conduct has set up an unfair system. Is it fair to have any public employees getting 4-5% salary increases every year, even when inflation is zero %, paid for by citizens struggling to survive? It is fair to have New Jersey taxpayers foot the bill for 100% of the health insurance costs of teachers and their families from the day they are hired until the day they die? Is it fair that teachers have a better, richer health plan than even state workers and pay absolutely nothing for it?

Like I said, read the whole thing.

Of course there is already some crying about how “shocking” his tone was.

I think his tone and direct approach are fantastic, refreshing, and sorely needed. We simply can not continue down the path we were on.

We all are guilty to varying degrees of allowing it to get to this point, and we all need to feel some pain and tighten our belts; hell, we all deserve some pain for allowing it to get like this.

The Governor deserves our full support.

3 Responses to “For Fans Of Big Government In New Jersey The Fat Lady Man Is Singing”

  1. Jim - PRS says:

    He sure as hell has my support. I cannot remember the last time I said that about any NJ politician.

  2. barking spider says:

    I hope Governor Christie has someone else starting his car for him and tasting his food before he eats it. And I hope he hasn’t been on the Appalachian Trail or has any other embarrassments in his private life because you can be sure that these Dem whores are going through his life with a fine-toothed comb.

    Chris Christie’s food taster. A full-time job.

  3. Mark Reardon says:

    When you’re done with him in New Jersey, we could use him in Colorado.

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