Monday, September 20, 2010
Because we all need a regular fix of this guy...
If the NJ teachers object so mightily to merely a 1.5% contribution, they will surely stand arm in arm with those of us fighting against Obama's tax increases coming in January and the 20 odd % increases in private sector health insurance costs wrought by the dictates of ObamaCare? Right? We can count on the tachers union to man the barricades along with business people and the unemployed victims of Obama's war on the kulaks, can't we?
Gov. Christie was on CNBC this morning and he was absolutely terrific. He went from talking about the challenges he is having with the teachers unions, to his strong beliefs on why companies are not hiring, to how he hopes his beloved Mets go in a more youthful direction than hiring the 70 year old Joe Torre...he was holding court as if he were in his back yard.
Three major highlights:
1) They had another guest who stayed most of the morning and I dont know what his normal job is, but he was either an academic or a hedge fund guy and he was pushing back on Christie's assertions that company's were not hiring due to the economic uncertainties the Obama administration has wrought. Christie literally cut-him-off at the knees with his response "You must live in fantasy land, how can a busines predict where to invest if they don't know how much they owe? I have never heard a businessman say I have too much money I dont know where to invest next, every manager always needs another resource, but in this environment company's just dont know what's coming next." It was a fantastic answer.
2) One of my great arguments to any and all Liberals is for them to point to a state or country where a Liberal governance has thrived and prospered long-term. Almost to a man they are all stumped. Chris Christie today said, "Every Liberal wants what we have and they view New Jersey as their dream scenario; however it is has become the average citizen of New Jersey's nightmare, because our state can no longer afford it."
3) Gov Christie also said, if you dont think tax policy matters "our state raised taxes 115 times in the last eight years. As a state we missed the post-recession recovery that the rest of the country enjoyed from 2002 to 2007 and that is directly due to how bad we nickled and dimed the average citizen."