In an especially unctuous edition of Ask the Governor tonight there was one moment of enlightenment when a caller asked whether public employees should be racing for retirement in anticipation of another set of benefit reforms.
The answer was ‘no’ but (after months of speeches, warnings, reports, and general posturing) it was the reason that made news.
There will be no amendment on the November ballot. There will be no reform and court rulings will get handled on an ad hoc basis. It’s not Christie’s problem any longer.
We are going to have to do something about this at some point because if we don’t we are not going to be able to have the type of pension system and benefits that people are going to be able to feel good about but that’s a conversation to continue and will continue in this state for quite some time until people get together and resolve it and we’ll see how that goes.
But don’t take my word for it: