Matt Lauer wants to know if New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fears trouble for balancing his budget and standing up to the corrupt unions.
MATT LAUER: That direct approach has included taking on, head on, some what are normally sacred—unions, teachers, cops. Any regrets about the cuts you made and suggested so far? Are you worried at all down the line, a year from now, two years from now they may come back to haunt the people of New Jersey?
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE: My regret is that we didn’t deal with this much sooner and it’s forced us to do this. And so all these cuts are tough Matt. And I – in a perfect world I wouldn’t want to do them, but I’m not in a perfect world. I’m in a state where I have an $11 billion deficit on a $29 billion budget with a balanced budget amendment. So, we had to do what we had to do.
MATT LAUER: And political correctness be damned...
I guess Matt's implication is that you're not supposed to stand up for the people, and, if you do, you can expect repurcussions.