Governor Christie thought he was making New Jersey residents happy when his administration made the following announcement
“Mr. Christie is cutting money for schools, colleges, hospitals and the New Jersey Transit system – 375 line items total. He is removing non citizens from the state health care system and canceling a jobs program that mainly created jobs for government bureaucrats. His cuts are intended to impose efficiency and accountability on government spending, concepts people generally do not associate with New Jersey politics.
Mr. Christie is taking withering fire for his efforts, which is a knee-jerk response to making hard choices, particularly when they affect government spending that some came to view as entitlements. But he is doing what he was elected to do. Mr. Christie’s rationale is that, “We cannot spend money on everything we want.” It’s an approach refreshing in its simplicity and common sense.”
Is the new governor getting his full pay?
New Jersey Governor’s pants on fire,
Teachers across New Jersey protest against the new governor’s decision to cut aid. Whether that helps the new GOP governor, will be seen in the next four years of his leadership.
It is easy to make promises on the campaign trail, than to keep them, especially when you are faced with reality.
I warned New Jersey when Mr Chrisite campaigned that he will never raise taxes or cut any jobs.
Mr Christie campaigned on the message of change. In his mind, he was talking about change to screw the middle class.
I saw this coming . See I told you guys. By the way did I mention that the Ex governor Jon Corzine was paid $1 a month. He never took his pay.
My suggestion to the New Governor,
Lead by example:
Mr Christie and his new appointees must tighten up their belts by giving up their full pay and benefits, instead take half-pay, since their pay comes from tax payers , or else, the new governor and its administration who are on government payroll, but supports the job cuts and AID to programs which benefits middle class, will lose credibility from New Jersey Residents.
It seems the governor is already breaking his promises.
Pants on fire
“New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been in office for less than two months, but his approach to balance the state’s books is already prompting protest. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly has more”
Teachers are outraged by Gov Christie’s move to cut education funding.
I am so hesitant to start criticising the new governor, since he has been in office for only 2 months. But the way things are going, I may start writing about it for record sake. Having a radio station campaign for Christie 24/7, left me with no choice but to report on what ever is going on in this state.
Although I have not yet expressed my opinion, my ears are open on everything our new governor is up to. I keep my notes on the side, and I listen to his favorite radio station NJ 101.5, which is pro Christie.
Anyway, as I was driving home from work, New Jersey 101.5 campaign radio station was on the air defending Mr Christie with his budget. Anyway what do I expect from this radio station?
All I can say is, in New Jersey you will survive if you belonged to the rich, if you are like me living pay check to pay check, you are so screwed.