Wow, how hysterically funny! What a rube! Why, no one up here in the smart, sophisticated Northeast would ever say something that obnoxious!
Our governor just can't understand why, after two years of relentless teacher bashing, broken promises, and slashed salaries, anybody wouldn't want to go into public service:OK, Christie thankfully left Jesus out of it. But you tell me how what he says here is at all substantially different from this Alabama nutjob.
I think for those people who are feeling discouraged right now, because they're going to have to pay a percentage of their health insurance premium, or they're going to have to pay one or two points more towards a lifetime pension, then I would suggest to you respectfully that those people have completely lost touch with reality, and probably didn't have the passion to begin with.
It isn't. Both are justifications to screw over public workers - specifically teachers - by turning their lack of greed and love of their jobs into rationalizations for shoving them out of the middle class.
And it's just as disgusting to see this mendacity and greed practiced by a man who votes himself a huge pay raise as it is to see it practiced by a man who lives like this:
Just another dad at his kid's baseball game...
Nice. I suppose if you took all this away, Christie would still be "passionate" about being a corporate tool...