Governor Chris Christie’s Smackdown of NJ Teachers Union
A NJ teacher was complaining at a town hall meeting this week about the many teachers who had been laid off, about how she can’t pay her bills, and how uncaring the Governor has been by, she claims, lambasting the teachers. Christie’s response blows her and the union away. If they had taken the one year pay freeze and agreed to contribute 1.5% of their pay toward their health insurance, most of the layoffs would not have happened. But the union said no way, not one dime.
This should be required viewing for all Republican governors and candidates. Furthermore, select portions of this video should be part of a national Republican ad, showing just how out of step the unions are with those of us who have had pay freezes and pay cuts, and who do not get 100% of their health insurance paid for by their employer.