Posted By RichC on September 9, 2010
Governor Christie does a pretty good job of justifying his budget cutting measures to a in New Jersey teacher when it comes to dealing with sharing the economic pain. His state (like many others) have taxed and spent their way into insolvency and has agreed to contracts that will strangle taxpayer unless something is done. Asking public employees who are compensated by New Jersey residents to share the pain is about as commonsensical as anyone in today’s economy can expect. How do salary increases and such premium benefits go up at such inflationary rates for those in the teacher’s union when many in the state are unemployed and struggling to keep their homes? Teachers are smart enough to know they can’t keep squeezing more from taxpayers who don’t have additional to give.