Mocking Us

Jon Stewart last night lampooned three republicans weighing a 2016 presidential run but whereas he mocked Mitt Romney for losing elections as well as the support of tattoo-guy and Lindsay Graham for talking funny when it came to Chris Christie:



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Now it’s a trip to England and the worst poll ratings in four years while…

  • Property taxes, bad 5 years ago, keep escalating but now municipal debt has also exploded as localities maneuver around Christie’s mindless tax cap
  • Public pensions, on the brink of bankruptcy 5 years ago, have hit the wall and it’s only a matter of finding innovative ways to renege on promises that the courts won’t overturn
  • Atlantic City, desperate for a recovery plan 5 years ago, didn’t get it.

The joke is no longer on Christie who gets the celebrity treatment he so craved but on us in New Jersey who now serve as his punchline.

 

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tough Love on January 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Gov. Christie’s “tax cap” was only “mindless” to the extent it did not include (WITHIN the cap) the cost of public Sector pensions and benefits ….. which WAS in fact Cristie’s initial proposal (a 2.5% CAP, with pensions & benefit INCLUDED) ….., with which NJ’s Union-controlled Legislature would not agree.

    Had they been INCLUDED within the cap, the required pension contributions (and growing cost of pay-as-you-go-healthcare) greater-than-cap increases would have put a huge squeeze on all other municipal services, including salary increases for workers …… highlighting the ROOT CAUSE of our financial problem …… grossly excessive pension & benefit promises.

    A few years of THAT, and residents of our Municipalities would have finally caught-on to pensions and benefits being the “CAUSE” … and begun to rightfully demand a reduction in these absurd pension & benefit promises, at least for the FUTURE service of all CURRENT workers.
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    There is indeed “blame’ to assign for the mess we are in, but BLAME the guilty party, our Union-bought-off Legislature which continues to trade their favorable votes on Public Sector pay, pensions, and benefits for campaign contributions and election support.

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  2. Posted by Anonymous on January 21, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Lol, this just in TL advocates we are all turned into slaves working for her. Just another in long line of tired complaints. Still waiting for ANY proposed solution that honors contracts while being Generationally fair…

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    • Posted by Tough Love on January 21, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Contracts so fraudulently granted (binding 3-dr party Taxpayers to pay the bill) should NOT be honored.

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  3. Posted by Anonymous on January 21, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Lol, I can’t wait to hear your response when the judge orders the state to honor the contract they agreed to in 2011. I guess in your world you too enter agreements that the other party has no reasonable expectation that you have too (any) HONOR

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    • Posted by Tough Love on January 21, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Step 1, it will be appealed … by whichever side loses. And if Christie is still Gov. when it it finally decided, if decided against his position, I can see him STILL refusing to put in the funds … setting of an interesting NJ Constitutions standoff.

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  4. Posted by Javagold on January 21, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Anyone in NJ who watched these 2 ridiculous SOU lies, by these corrupt puppets Christie and Obama , surely by now you see the writing on the wall !!!!!

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