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

Friday, July 13, 2012

Christie Lives To Screw NJ's Teachers

We all love doing what we do best. What does Chris Christie do best? Screw over New Jersey's teachers:
TRENTON – The governor cut numerous elements of the FY2013 budget today, including some of the extra items Democrats included:
*An appropriation of $631 million for the Teachers Pension and Annuity Fund is reduced to $612 million
Already, he's cutting back on payments into the teacher's pension fund. I'm sure he justifies this by claiming it's more than he needs to put in right now, but he's the one who says over and over again the pensions are way underfunded; why would he cut back on payments when we are already so far behind?

What will he do in the next few years, when he has to find billions more to fund the pensions? Will he pay less than is needed to make up for tax breaks to the wealthy?

Look again at the top of this blog. This man cannot be trusted to keep his word to teachers, cops, and all other public employees. He said we had to lose our cost of living allowances and pay more into the pensions to "save" them. But does anyone really think he's going to do his part and fully fund the state's contributions?

If he wins a second term and comes up with full payments to the pensions over the next seven years, I'll vote for him for president in 2020. Which will never happen, because Christie is as fiscally responsible as his mentor:

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