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I loathe Jerry Brown, but as a former resident of New Jersey I am also very suspicious of female Republican governors named Whitman.
great story.. I'm glad I don't live in California
There is certainly a lot of tough decisions to make in New Jersey, but Christie is also quite capable of preserving wasteful mega-projects. Exhibit A: new NJ Transit trans-Hudson passenger rail tunnels into a $3 billion dead-end station under 34th St in NYC, not into Penn Station where it could be shared with Amtrak and Metro-North and would support more regional and national services. Exhibit B: a $180 million subsidy to Xanadu, a private real estate development in the Hackensack Meadowlands. Looks like Christie is really looking down the road to re-election.
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Why can't more people understand courage in leadership? Why can't we learn to take our medicine? Why are so many of us just plain selfish?
Pete Peterson provides a meaningful comparison
with the honest governor of New Jersey, Chris
Christie, and Meg Whitman, who in California
will be fighting the unions until election day
on November 2, some four months away. Today
its the nurses union. It's more about union
leaders and not-so-much about union members,
who have different goals.
Pete Peterson provides a meaningful comparison
with the honest governor of New Jersey, Chris
Christie, and Meg Whitman, who in California
will be fighting the unions until election day
on November 2, some four months away. Today
its the nurses union. It's more about union
leaders and not-so-much about union members,
who have different goals.
[But while the New Jersey governor’s plan to roll back property taxes receives understandably high marks from the voters, almost every spending cut Christie has proposed fails miserably in the poll.]

And this is the sad, tragic truth that the statists like Obama understand all too well: people are selfish, and if you just appeal to their selfish natures, they'll vote for you. Everyone is all for spending cuts EXCEPT for the spending that benefits them personally...only problem is, every bit of spending benefits SOMEONE.

I honestly fear that the American public is NEVER going to accept the spending cuts that are necessary until a govt-induced economic calamity FORCES them to do so by taking "choice" out of the equation. And when that day comes, today's pampered, self-involved American public is going to get a taste of desperation that is unlike anything they've ever dreamed of.

The saddest part? That even now, all of it's preventable.