The People's Treat
Submitted By Todd on February 12th at 12:06pm
Democrats in New Jersey are foaming - you can't cut spending just because you have no money!
Saying New Jersey is on the verge of bankruptcy, (Gov. Chris) Christie declared a fiscal emergency, announcing drastic cuts. Among them, aid to school districts that have excess surpluses. "Today we are going to act swiftly to fix problems too long ignored. Today I begin to do what I promised the people of New Jersey I would do," Christie said.What else is he cutting?
The governor also cut state subsidies to New Jersey Transit, saying it needs to become fiscally efficient. "Revisit its rich union contracts," Christie said.Revisit its rich union contracts? Not just the transit system, but every police, fire, teacher or other public employee union deal in the country. Cozy deals, pension abuse, bloated salaries, and rich health care deals are making it impossible for many municipalities to make ends meet. Go get them Governor!
Fellow Republicans said some school districts have been abusing the money they get and it's about time a governor called them on it. "I think the record indicates that there are a number of school districts that have been overspending, misappropriating," said Assemblyman Joe Mallone, R-30th District.Christie was elected to stand-up to the corrupt special interests and their cozy partnership with the Democrats, so it's time to applaud his follow through.
"Yes it's going to be difficult to make some of these choices as were highlighted today, but education, health care and these things tend to be sacred cows and I think they're going to need to be taken out of that category," said Jerry Cantrell of the Taxpayers' Association of New Jersey.Everyone's got to stand up and join the fight.