Saturday, February 13, 2010

Right On Governor Christie

He is acting like leader:

"Christie is executive-ordering out 2.2 billion from the existing NJ budget to make up for the shortfalls from the previous administration (while noting that the days of optimistic estimated revenue projections from the state government were over); the centerpiece to this is a reduction of school aid by half a billion, tied to existing surpluses in districts - essentially, a spend-what-you-have program. This - coupled with a subsidy cut to NJ Transit, with an explicit instruction to the entity that it’s going to have to revisit its union contracts - is of course infuriating the union wing of the NJ Democratic party, particularly since Christie is not calling for offsetting tax hikes."

Washington take notice.  This is what real leadership looks like.

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