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

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Still Running Against Corzine

Funny AND Shameless!
During his heated campaign against Corzine, Christie attacked the former Goldman Sachs CEO for spending more than $20 million of his own money on his campaign. Whitman, a billionaire, has given her own campaign for governor $119 million, more than any previous candidate for office in American history. 
In an interview with The Associated Press, Christie said Whitman's spending is different. He said she must spend heavily to defeat the unions that are supporting Brown. 
"Jon Corzine used his money in order to obscure his record and to belittle his opponent. I've watched the campaign that Meg is running, and you know, Meg is using that money to try to lay out a positive vision for California," he said. 
Whitman has run a mix of TV and radio commercials, many of them attacking Brown.
Yes, Meg needs lots of money to spread lies about Jerry Brown.

Remember that Christie is a guy who CUT taxes on millionaires during the worst fiscal crisis this state has faced, and is criss-crossing the New Jersey America spreading lies in an effort to bust unions. He is a CEO's dream come true. No wonder they love him.

Oh, and I love how Whitman's going to save California:
"We're going to have a nice, healthy dose of solid management experience running this government" if she defeats Democratic nominee Jerry Brown in November, Whitman said. The former eBay chief executive wants to force most state employees into 401(k)-style retirement plans rather than pensions.
And when those current employees stop contributing to the pension system, how are you going to deal with the obligations you have to current retirees, Meg? More contributions from the tax payers? Slashing current benefits? Hoping and praying for higher market returns? Even Christie hasn't been so stupid as to propose this - yet.

But 401(k)s are terrific for the folks who make money on transaction fees and fund loads. And Christie is just the sort of guy to give them exactly what they want.

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