Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chris Christie on public employee unions and fiscal honesty 

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.


By Anonymous B.McD., at Thu Jan 27, 01:00:00 PM:

I think that the Gov is driving the new and improved strait talk express and I'm lovin' it!  

By Anonymous Mr. Ed, at Thu Jan 27, 03:18:00 PM:

Link is working fine. Boy, could we use a man (or woman) like that in California. It is encouraging to see him get the word out. His message is right for the times. Thanks.


By Blogger Stack Trace, at Thu Jan 27, 04:17:00 PM:

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!  

By Anonymous JVE, at Thu Jan 27, 04:38:00 PM:

Don't be jealous. Our Govenor is gradually becoming an autocrat. I'm beginning to think his mentor is Hugo Chavez. And I'm a staunch republican who voted for him.
My mistake...  

By Blogger Mr. Bingley, at Thu Jan 27, 04:58:00 PM:

Thanks for the link!

The site was choking until I was able to add a cache for WP...

As long as Christie keeps working like this on the fiscal situation, he's total aces in my book.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Thu Jan 27, 06:42:00 PM:


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.  

By Anonymous E Hines, at Thu Jan 27, 07:19:00 PM:

Mr Ed, you can't have him--we need him in the White House.

Eric Hines  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sat Jan 29, 01:06:00 PM:

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.  

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