To the rest of us it’s nonsense.
From yesterday’s town hall meeting in Whippany:
As reported Christie continued his response:
“I want to be the guy who – you may say he’s an SOB, I can’t believe what he’s doing – but 10 years from now, when your pension’s there, you can look up my address on the Internet and send me a thank-you note,” Christie said. McClain later called Christie’s answer “honest.”.
I lie to get elected
New Jersey does not have the money: No, it’s the pension plan that does not have the money. New Jersey is flush with discretionary crash or else nobody would be contributing to political campaigns to get their slices.
The only way to honor pension promises is to tax the money into existence.
And the big one that public workers and retirees never seem to think about:
You will thank me 10 years from now for that pension check. Yes, but how much will that check be for?