by Eric Dondero
Americans have expressed time and time again that they want a politician who actually does what he says, and means what he says. That's Chris Christie.
WCBS TV via Drudge:
"We're very confident we've been able to close the additional budget gap in (fiscal year) 2010 and in (fiscal year) 2011 we're going to be able to solve that problem without any new taxes at all and without any real significant cuts," Christie said.Reporter Marcia Kramer gives some background:
"We're not raising taxes, Marcia. That's it. It's not happening," Christie said.
Skipping the "fiscalese," what happened was the budget freeze imposed by Gov. Christie when he took office generated more savings than expected, enough to cover much of the lost tax money.Kramer declares in the intro: "Remember Christie's budget freeze... looks like it worked."
So, what's keeping other governors from copying the Christie model? We already know Democrats like David Paterson of NY, Pat Quinn of Illinois, Ted Stickland of Ohio, Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, et.al. are wedded to big government policies and tied to the hip of the Teachers Unions and SEIU which prevents any meaninful reforms. But what's the excuse of Republicans like Arnold Schwarzenegger, and even Georgia's Sonny Purdue?
Future Republican governors take note: Chris Christie is now the model for excellence in governing. He has set the standard. Follow it!