The WSJ Christie interview.
More of this, please: NJEA President Barbara Keshishian visited his office this week to apologize for a recent email sent to thousands of teachers by a union official that included a mock prayer for the governor’s death. According to [NJ Governor Chris] Christie, the conversation went something like this: He accepted her apology immediately but asked if the email sender would be fired for “doing | Read More »
Chris Christie (R, NJ) zeros out faith-based program!
Sixty-five million dollars’ worth. The entire budget, in fact: Gov. Chris Christie is taking $65 million, the entire allocation, from the state’s global warming fund, and $5.9 million, from the toxic waste site cleanup program, to help close the over $10 billion deficit in his $29.3 billion 2010-11 state budget, the state environmental protection commissioner said Monday. In discussing the Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed | Read More »
New Jersey attempting to ween itself from federal teat
The Star-Ledger today, in an article titled, “Gov. Christie’s proposed budget could cost state agencies millions in federal grants” made the case for more dependence on federal stimulus and tax money to balance the books. But, isn’t that what we’ve been trying for over 20 years now as a state? Consider: The dire cuts in education are made radically worse by the fiscal slight-of-hand known | Read More »
Chris Christie: New Jersey’s Ronald Reagan
The comparison isn’t precise, so few are, but Chris Christie, in his quest to right New Jersey’s fiscal ship of State, has shown a brass ideological constitution and political savvy to which we aren’t accustomed here in Jersey. Over the past few weeks, Christie has been engaged in an increasingly bitter fight with the NJEA and its President, Barbara Keshishian, over the Governor’s proposed education | Read More »
Boiling Point: Or, A tale of two governments.
Christie(so far) has shown he is more than willing to take a fiscal chainsaw to the Garden State’s budget, and polls in the state show wide support for his actions.
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Considering the state of New Jersey’s budget…and how it may foretell the future of the federal government
All across Facebook, I am reading scathing reports of what Gov. Christie is doing and proposing to save New Jersey… Everything I see decries him as anti-education, anti-teachers, anti-, anti-, anti-. Understanding there are two sides to every story, I started reading…
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Labor Shorts: Obamacare to cost Cat $100 million in first year & other union-related news.
Labor Shorts: Exposing Union Bosses One Skid Mark at a Time… The latest (and largest) pile of labor news from around the country, given to you in short form from LaborUnionReport.com: Cat may become Obamacare road kill… Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar said Thursday that the health care legislation being considered by Congress would increase its health care costs by more than $100 million in the first | Read More »
A Study in Contrasts: Barack Obama & Chris Christie
The following post originally appeared on my Examiner.com page. You can access the original posting by clicking here. Shakespeare once posed the question “to be or not to be” in his famous tragedy Hamlet. In today’s political culture New Jersey residents are treated to the contrasting economic policies of “to spend or not to spend.” Locally in our state capitol of Trenton, we have our | Read More »
Governor Christie Stops in Camden County, Brings Common Sense With Him
Governor Christie ventured deep into George Norcross country to speak about the tough realities of this year’s budgetary woes. It was another sign of raw political courage by the former prosecutor as he seeks to slay the treasure-hogging dragon of Trenton. His appearance in Camden County, home of New Jersey’s most corrupt tax-levying political dictatorships (both county-wide and in many municipalities) and the site of | Read More »
Hubris in New Jersey
New Jersey Transit is currently dealing with a number of major financial problems. They just had about thirty million dollars cut from their state subsidy by Gov. Chris “Awesome Like A Rock Star” Christie, and there’s talk of more cuts in next year’s budget. (Personally I hope Christie gets them started on the road to privatization sooner rather than later, but that’s just me) And | Read More »
Forget Daniels, Romney, Whatever; CHRISTIE in 2012!
In all seriousness, if this guy can deliver on what he’s saying in this speech, he should be our candidate in 2012. He won’t need more than 2 years to do what needs to be done in NJ; most of his changes will happen in this year and next. But holy cow, this is the kind of executive we need in the White House: http://njn.net/television/webcast/ontherecord.html | Read More »
Texas and New Jersey: perfect together.
The New Ledger sat down with Governor Rick Perry a few weeks ago, and in the course of talking about Perry’s success (and his working principles of governing) came this exchange: TNL: …do you think Republicans will win if they embrace that sort of approach in other states with all their challenges? And what does that look like? Perry: Well, look at a state like | Read More »
That Christie Speech
Moe was ahead of the curve and discussed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s budget speech to the state legislature here. But all who have not yet seen the entire speech should run – not walk – to see it in its entirety. Video can be found here. Text will be posted after the jump. It is difficult to describe the extent to which New Jersey | Read More »
Gov. Chris Christie (R, NJ) plants one right between the eyes.
I grew up in New Jersey, and I can assure you this: all over the state, suddenly-embattled Democratic legislators and apparatchiks are now routinely referring to Gov. Christie as “that fat [insert expletive here]” – with a wide range of choices for the expletive. Why? Because that fat [insert expletive here] just told the unions that elections have consequences, and he’s one of them. Governor | Read More »
All Out of Ideas, Democrats Ressurect Their Favorite Villain
Yes we can or yes we will? It is about time Obama stepped out of the hypothetical and into reality. After all, he was elected because he promised a fundamental change in Washington. It is little wonder then that after an underwhelming first year in office, conservatives and liberals alike are wondering when he will finally take ownership of this presidency. If recent news is | Read More »