A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Christie Hosts Tea Party While Squeezing Throats of Our Public Schools/Teachers

I'm not sure which of the current grim news articles on the NJ education budget debate to highlight for you today. You probably need to see The Independent's latest coverage of our area school districts' budget cuts. The rest is just too depressing.

The big news today: Our Governor has tossed an $819 million grenade in our public schools and is now asking our teachers to lie on it to save our wallets. He's liking this too much, don't you think?

The Associated Press says Jeff Henig, a professor of political science at Columbia University, thinks Christie may be just taking advantage of bad times to reduce the size of government. "All governors have to make cuts these days. Some portray this as a painful necessity, and others seem to do it with a certain element of enthusiasm, pleased to use the economic crunch as an opportunity to take steps they wanted to do all along."

As bad as things are, don't be fooled into thinking the harsh measures he is imposing will sate his appetite. Ultimately, our new governor is out to slash and burn, cutting programs that make us a civilized society. This is only the beginning of woes.

If you catch yourself thinking that Christie is just a regular guy trying to fix a bad situation and not a ruthless politician, just remember what the conservative talk show host extraordinaire Rush Limbaugh said about him recently. "Is it wrong to love another man? Because I love Chris Christie." Now that's an endorsement worth noting.


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