Friday, May 14, 2010

Gov. Christie Tell It Like It Is



I had always wished Bush would have done this, but W tried to be the nice guy too often. It is refreshing honesty and would be in any political age. Politicians do look for an escape hatch, plausible deniability (Remember Clinton?), or just a way to be right more than one way. Sometimes we forget that New Jersey is the state that brought us Lautenberg, McGreevy, Torricelli, and Corzine.  Get this guy a lap band and he'll be dangerous. Trust me. 2012 isn't that far away.

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11 comments:

Sue said...

All I can say is God help NJ and the citizens who dwell within. I don't know how we will survive this monstrosity of a Gov. He has cut to the point our taxes are gonna soar, if they don't I'll be the first to say I was wrong....

The Right Guy said...

Cutting services will not make your taxes soar. If I gather correctly, he wants to cut taxes and services. That would be refreshing. If it's the one big mistake Reagan made, it's that he didn't cut the size of government. Of course having a democrat congress made it difficult for any republican to cut, he should have tried harder. Hoover made the same mistake, as Coolidge's lesson was lost on him: Cut taxes, but also cut the size of government. Where the sense of entitlement that some people have at the expense of their fellow citizens comes from is beyond me. If I read your comment correctly, you will be the first to say you are wrong, because you are.

I was born, raised, and lived on Long Island until 7 years ago. I can tell you that taxes and an ever growing government were the norm. In fact little has changed. People spend without conscience of who will pay for it. Particularly so were and are school taxes. Teachers would balk at having to contribute anything to pay for their medical insurance. Their salaries were high as well. My brother's father in law retired as a 10th grade bio teacher making 100K a year in 2001. That's insane. Suffolk county police made 103K after 5 years on the job, and that was 7 years ago. At some point someone has to be responsible, to be like a responsible parent and say enough, it's not sustainable. Continuing with the mantra, "it's for the kids" or "It's for our safety", etc is straw man BS geared to emotionally justify things that do not pass rational muster. Trust me when I tell you this, there is life west of the hudson or the delaware, and it's a lot less expensive without sacrificing anything.

Sue said...

In my little town if schools are without state aid then our property taxes go up. Huge cuts in state aid for schools under Christe spells disaster. I'm in South Jersey, cuts to schools always means cutting programs, busing, school supplies, sports, it's always the kids who suffer and the parents who put out more and more money. We have to pay 250.00 a year for our kids to ride the bus! If you can't afford it, they walk! I'm all for teachers, and state and county workers contributing to their healthcare too just like the rest of us, it's only fair.

If Christie can do something about fraud and abuse at the state level then good for him. How about all those state workers giving up their free cars? There's a change I can agree with.

The Right Guy said...

All public schools get state aid. That is specious. While you may see a reduction in state aid, and in fact it could raise your local property taxes, that more than likely could be offset with lower income taxes.

As far as walking, well, it's not the end of the world. Kids don't suffer, and if they did, it might do them some good. Think about the emotional appeal of your argument. It's not like you live in a third world country, although if Obama has his way, we will get there.

What this does underscore in that local school districts need to be responsible to their communities, to make sure every dollar spent is needed, not wanted, and that depending on handouts from the state is no more productive than a welfare recipient counting on a welfare check to survive. It's feckless and should instruct those on the receiving end if they want more they will have to earn it. Considering the economic downturn of the last couple, it's not a surprise that financial issues would arise. The failure to plan is what has caused the sturm and drang.

William said...

(If) every single Republican would adopt this attitude and language, I'd dare say we are on the path to restoring our country. Hell of a big wish for sure, but anyone tuned into new media can see the tide is changing.

Down with the establishment!

Defeat the effete elites!

And don't forget to tell anyone who corrects you by saying "that's not PC," to stick it in their ass! You pucker up shit for brains, and I'm off for a high cholesterol meal! Now fuck off!

See, doesn't that feel better already? Now go to town!

William said...

Now Coolidge was, uh, well, cool. H. L. Mencken Had this to say about the 30th prisident: "There were no thrills while he reigned, but neither were there any headaches. He had no ideas, and he was not a nuisance."

Every Republican candidate should study Coolidge, read Eric Hoffer, and H. L. Mencken while he or she is at it.

The Right Guy said...

William:
What most people don't remember about Coolidge is that there was a depression in the early 20's and he cut government something like 50% and lowered taxes. The depression was over in a year and they had the roaring 20's. The depression was as bad as 199, supposedly. What Hoover did to screw things up was increase the size of government and it's role, while keeping taxes relatively low. Not a good idea. FDR increased both and neither learned from Coolidge.

The Right Guy said...

As bad as 1929

William said...

Common knowledge to us libertarian/classical liberals, Right Guy, but you can bet you'll never see these historical facts in government education history books.

The Right Guy said...

That's because FDR was the patron saint of unions. Remember the Wagner Act?

The Right Guy said...

I like that word, effete. Even though TR was a progressive, he certainly wasn't effete. In Italian, we have a word for that: Cacasotto. That is a guy that shits his underwear. A scaredy cat. Finocchio comes to mind as well, but that has a different twist, if you know what I mean.

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