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  •  It's simple. People in NJ have high property taxes (10+ / 0-)

    which they blame on the NJEA, whom Christie spent a lot of time attacking. His polling showed when he attacked teachers, it was popular. under him, teachers have had tenure all but eliminated and have had a punishing, top heavy evaluation system thrust on them. They will not effectively get real raises for years to come, and will pay far more for worse health insurance. Their age of retirement was increased, as were their pension contributions. Democratic leaders and power brokers such as Norcross wanted all this done, but knew a Dem governor would never do it, so they backed Christie's reforms. The result? Mass teacher layoffs, forced early retirements, more privitization, and even higher property taxes! So almost no one has benefitted from his reforms, but a lot of people have been hurt. He also has free all positive PR on NJ 101.5 FM, the trenton press, the APP, the Ledger, and MSNBC and WWOR 71 am, and from the drunk on WABC 77 am every morning.. the guy has not done one fucking thing for the good of NJ yet.

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