I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Sunday, January 30, 2011

"I'm Sorry"

Another town hall, this time with Christie learning to tone it down a bit. (Looks like I can't embed the video here.)

I must say I found it more than a little odd to hear his supporters cheering for Camden laying off half of its police force.

The rhetoric isn't changing, but it is getting a little more blunt. At the end, Christie tells the cop (?) who questioned him about increasing health benefit contributions that he should consider himself lucky to even have a job.

Which is what this continues to be all about: Christie is going to get his base so aggrieved about their own declining economic misfortunes that they won't stop to consider that maybe the problems have nothing to do with public workers. He will stoke jealousy

And, of course, no need to bring up the inconvenient truth that health care costs are exploding and Christie is doing nothing about it...


thinker said...

So this is what we are coming to in this country...when the "unwashed masses" dare to complain to the nobles, they are told to be happy that they have anything at all. Really? In what is supposed to be the land of opportunity, we are now "lucky to even have a job"...fantastic! How is it that revolutions start again?

Why don't these politicans just admit that they don't have any answers or solutions? Wouldn't it just be easier to be honest, for once? If things continue at this rate, our children will be working in sweatshops for crumbs and being forced to bow before their bosses for the privilege.

Duke said...

Because they weren't elected to find answers for us - they were elected to keep elite interests secure.

Answers to problems are the last thing they want to deal with.