What Christie Started

Chris Christie brought his book tour to Rutgers this week where he finished with some nostalgia about what he started for others to finish:
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Full video of his answer to an unrelated question:

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tough Love on February 8, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    I heard nothing inaccurate from former Gov. Christie in those video clips.

    Did these Public Sector “moochers” really only pay $3 for a prescription … even for out-of-formulary/Brand-name medication (often $50+ in employer-sponsored Private Sector Plans)?

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    • Posted by geo8rge on February 10, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Christie offered no solution to the problem.

      Sweeney’s web site has his usual policies, merging local governments, cutting future benefits to current workers, assigning state assets like the toll roads to the pension scheme. It is not clear to me why any of those would or would not work. Business school solutions require a business plan before a plan is put into effect.

      Genius suggestion, instead of putting the toll roads into the pension scheme put the school system into the NJEA pension scheme. Then the NJEA can run the school system any way they like and slowly sell off assets to fund their pensions.

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      • Posted by Tough Love on February 10, 2019 at 12:44 pm

        The Teacher’s pension Plan is now an legal obligation of the STATE of NJ, NOT the local towns, cities, Boroughs, Townships, etc.

        The absolutely worst thing that could happen to Local Property owners is for the towns to allow the STATE to push the Teacher’s Plan down to the participating towns.

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  2. Posted by skip3house on February 8, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Hey, x gov Christie makes sense here. Must be related to TL ..?
    do not waste a dollar on book, though.

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    • Posted by Tough Love on February 8, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      I wasn’t commenting on his book (and I don’t intend to buy it), but if you were being sarcastic and think what Christie stated was inaccurate or didn’t “make sense”, please state what that is.

      WIth Public Sector “wages” very close to those of Private Sector workers in jobs requiring reasonably comparable experience, education, skills, and knowledge, I see no reason/justification for taxpayers to fund Pension and Benefits (e.g. retiree healthcare) ANY greater than what THEY are typically granted by their Private Sector employers.

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  3. Posted by Anonymous on February 8, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    TL wrong yet again I work for the state for 30 years I always paid a premium for my health insurance it was never free. Also had to pay a premium for life insurance that I did not want but was mandatory

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    • Posted by Tough Love on February 8, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      Ok, you paid “a premium” for health ins.

      But ……….. was it no less than what a Private Sector worker would pay for HEALTH ins. with COMPARABLE coverage & provisions ?

      If not, WHY not ?

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  4. Posted by geo8rge on February 8, 2019 at 7:28 pm

  5. Posted by geo8rge on February 9, 2019 at 9:12 am

    “We’re going to go bankrupt anyway” should read “We’re going to default anyway”

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