Thursday, January 27, 2011
If you have not seen this exchange between Governor Awesome and a cop who only got a 2% pay raise, you really ought to. In this state, at least, the public employees have literally no idea what it is like in the private economy. They live in a different world from the rest of us (somebody should write a book about that), and smart politicians, the real leaders, are pointing out how out of touch they are.
UPDATE: Rats, the link seems to have gone down, as has the whole site. I'll leave this post up in case it gets fixed. MORE: Fixed now.
Hot DAMN it's nice to see a real leader. Most politicians *follow* their constituents, but this guy is out in front, taking the arrows, and leading people by example.
I never thought I would be jealous of New Jersey!
With "autocrats" like him we might just avoid a depression.
It sure as hell beat the aurocrats that shoved the insane health care bill down eveyone's throat and want to "freeze" spending in the "drunken sailor" mode of 2008.
What about the argument that public employees were left behind during the go-go years up to 2008? Isn't that the public employee tradeoff -- when private sector gets huge raises during boom times, public does not. But, when private sector drops like a rock, public stays stable. Kind of like an equity/bonds portfolio allocation.