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  •  Chris Christie is popular in New Jersey (0+ / 1-)
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    because he is the first Governor to ever stand up to the greedy,rapacious public employee unions. The Democratic legislature has passed the following laws:

    1. All public employees must now pay a minimum of 1.5% of their salaries towards their health insurance.No more free rides.
    1. Property tax hikes are now capped at 2% per year and the increases in pay for public employees are likewise capped at 2%.Prior to that,they were averaging around 4% raises for years which was bankrupting everyone else in this state but the public employees.

    Does anyone from outside New Jersey have any idea that cops here get $100,000 a year as patromen in low crime suburbs in North Jersey. This is totally unsustainable and thank to Gov.Christie and the Democratic legislature,this bullshit will now come to a screeching halt.

    Most of you people have no idea how much property taxes are in New Jersey,the public is fed up and this is an issue where the left(me) and the right  is united.Our former Democratic Municipal chairman in my town,who is an old lefty,Vietnam peace marcher,supports the struggle of ordinary  people against the greed of the public employee unions.

    •  How much the right wing paying you to post here? (1+ / 0-)
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      One, he is not popular, he is at 49%. Two, the public employees deserve the pensions and benefits they get because they worked hard for them ,and the pensions are deferred compensation. We all could have made thousands more in the private sector but were toiling with low pay all through the 90's and we did so because we are dedicated. What we do matters; a lot more than what some fucking hedge fund manager in Montclair does for a hundred million a year. i've been reading your posts for awhile, and if you like Christie so much then fine, go to a conservative website and please leave the rest of us thinking posters alone, lest people start to think all the residents of NJ are as ignorant as yourself. You've been bitching about the cops on these boards for a long time. I don't know what your beef is but no one who stands to take a bullet for people like you deserves to be called greedy, not when hedge fund managers who live in NJ are getting a tax cut. Where is your outrage at that? you sound like a troll, and I wouldn't be surprised to find you are some recent college grad being paid by Cato or Heritage to get on these boards and post. You couldn't hold a public employee's jockstrap. What's more, you know it, hence your resentment.

    •  HRed for RW talking points and lying (0+ / 0-)

      This is not the first time either.

      Where are all the jobs, Boenher?

      by Dirtandiron on Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 07:46:52 AM PST

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    •  Most cops don't get 100K year. maybe if they (0+ / 0-)

      are a captain or a chief or something.

      Where are all the jobs, Boenher?

      by Dirtandiron on Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 07:49:17 AM PST

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