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HonestChieffan
02-14-2010, 08:04 AM
Bada Bing, New Jersey Governor Christie!


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I was born and raised in New Jersey; moved down to South Carolina 5 years ago. Prior to that, I lived in New Jersey my entire life. I left because it became impossible to make ends meet there, primarily due to an insanely high cost of living. That can be blamed, in part, to the excessive taxation levied on New Jersey residents, which is a direct result of rampant and grossly irresponsible Democrat policy and spending.

Enter Governor Christie who said No More. And he isn’t wasting any time arguing with ideologues who will not listen. He did it by executive order. Good for him! As you may have expected, the response by Democrats was stompy foot whining:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie freezes spending in New Jersey and you’d think the world had ended. Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly criticized Governor Christie for taking such hard stance. However New Jersey is facing a $2.2 billion dollar budget shortfall and tough stances are needed. Perhaps other states or heaven forbid the federal government would follow Chris Christie’s lead.

Within the New Jersey spending freeze, Christie even had the audacity to cut money to school districts which enjoy surpluses. One whiney democrat said that the districts would be forced to raise property taxes to make up for the shortfall in state aid. I suppose the terms “budget crisis” and “financial emergency” don’t resonate if you have a D beside your name, no matter where you’re from.

That’s right; a $2.2 BILLION deficit. So, Christie cut money to school districts who have a surplus. What? Asking people to spend their own money ?? That’s unheard of! Sadly, it has been unheard of in New Jersey, hence the problem. I suppose that makes too much sense to the power crazed Democrats in New Jersey.

He also had the audacity to expect that the NJ Transit Authority should be efficient and fiscally responsible. Egads!

Another cut came at the expense of New Jersey transit; Governor Christie cut subsidies saying that the system needs to be fiscally efficient. Democrats played the environment card on that one saying that Christie’s decision would hurt the environment and the economy because people needed the transit system to get to work.

Sigh. Hello, Democrats? Global warming is totally fake and a huge hoax. Kindly stop bankrupting us based on an Al Gore carbon offset Ponzi scheme scam. Plus, guess what? Some things can run, and be successful, without having Big Daddy Government in control of it. In fact, they are usually ONLY successful if the Government stays out of the darn way.

The full text of Christie’s speech addressing the fiscal state of emergency (a real one, not a Crisis ™ one) can be found here. I highly recommend reading it. You can also watch a video of the speech below. It may be confusing; it is a politician talking straight and having a backbone! I know how rare that is these days.

Governor Christie tells legislature NJ is in financial crisis
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Kudos, Governor Christie. You are actually exceeding my expectations thus far. I hope, for the sake of all who are living and working in New Jersey, that you continue fighting the good fight. I think you may be the “one New Jersey was waiting for.”

Hope and change, baby.
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ROYC75
02-14-2010, 12:30 PM
Good for him.

ChiefaRoo
02-14-2010, 12:51 PM
Now lets see him cut the budget and taxes on job producers and the middle class. Revenues will then increase because of new people working for companies that are growing. That's good for America.

wazu
02-14-2010, 03:52 PM
Remember when fiscal responsibility was considered boring, and not at all visionary? Now it's practically a revolutionary act.

HonestChieffan
02-15-2010, 09:28 AM
Remember when fiscal responsibility was considered boring, and not at all visionary? Now it's practically a revolutionary act.

November cannot get here soon enough.

ChiTown
02-15-2010, 09:46 AM
Bravo, Gov. Christy. Bravo!

Chiefshrink
02-15-2010, 10:38 AM
Remember when fiscal responsibility was considered boring, and not at all visionary? Now it's practically a revolutionary act.

And that is sad that the "Progressive Communists" who dominate the media and educational systems of this country have created a political culture that continues the "demonization" of what makes America great(free markets and capitalism) that allows the concept of "pure fiscal responsibility" as a 'revolutionary act'.

Excellent point Adam!!

Damn sad though and how much work is ahead of us in order to reverse this "Progressive Communist" indoctrination of our youth and "politically uneducated adults".

HonestChieffan
02-15-2010, 10:48 AM
It really makes me think a huge possible backfire could happer as the democrats continue to ignore reality and try to position the opponants as the party or parties of "NO".

What this country desperatly needs is a party of no. Sort of like a family needs eith mom or dad to say no when the kids ask for things. Or a Husband and wife say no to buying things they cannot afford.

We need someone with the political strength to say no to many things. Say no to continuing fedreal programs at any level that we cannot afford.

Someone who has the communication skills to establish understanding of why a program or a spending effort is going away or will be veto'ed...not on the partisanship or the party basis but on the simple basis that we cannot afford everything that everybody wants forever.

I do believe the people are snmart enough and can be trusted enough that when the answer is no and they have the rationale explained that they can and will accept it...not like it, but be mature and wise enough to understand and accept.

Saying No is not the same as saying an idea is bad or wrong. Its saying no because right now, in this economy, with this deficit, and this debt, we cannot afford it.

We need that strength and focus. Badly

Chiefshrink
02-15-2010, 11:38 AM
It really makes me think a huge possible backfire could happer as the democrats continue to ignore reality and try to position the opponants as the party or parties of "NO".

What I said in another thread:
I get what you are saying but "really" I think the best thing that could happen right now is the fact that there is no real clear big target for the "Marxist Libs" to shoot at in order to distract(Alinskyize the nation)and blame the Repub party.

God knows they have and are still trying to do this with Limbaugh,Palin, Bush and the Tea Party etc......but nothing has stuck because the majority of Americans see through all this crap:rolleyes:i.e. poll numbers

I say stand back and continue to watch not only the meltdown of the Obama administration but more importantly the potential permanent "irrelevance" of the Dem party because of the "highjacking" of the Dem party by the "Progressive Communists".

This is an indirect blessing IMO.:thumb:

What this country desperatly needs is a party of no. Sort of like a family needs eith mom or dad to say no when the kids ask for things. Or a Husband and wife say no to buying things they cannot afford.

We need someone with the political strength to say no to many things. Say no to continuing fedreal programs at any level that we cannot afford.

Someone who has the communication skills to establish understanding of why a program or a spending effort is going away or will be veto'ed...not on the partisanship or the party basis but on the simple basis that we cannot afford everything that everybody wants forever.

I do believe the people are snmart enough and can be trusted enough that when the answer is no and they have the rationale explained that they can and will accept it...not like it, but be mature and wise enough to understand and accept.

Saying No is not the same as saying an idea is bad or wrong. Its saying no because right now, in this economy, with this deficit, and this debt, we cannot afford it. But remember what Alinsky says, "Words mean what "we say" they mean!!

We need that strength and focus. Badly We are getting it from the American people as we speak;not to worry!

Excellent Honest!!