Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Christie: Can't Tax Our Way Out Of Pension Mess
New Jersey Governor chris Christie at his 131st town hall since taking office compared fixing the pension and health benefit problem today to picking up the check for dinner when you only showed up for dessert. After decades of prior administrations and legislatures ignoring the problem and making it worse by making promises they just couldn’t keep, Governor Christie is ready to fix this problem once and for all. Our 2011 bipartisan pension and benefit reform was the first step and now it’s time to actually finish the job.
Because no matter how the problem was created, the Governor knows it’s his responsibility now to try and figure this out, not ignore it and pretend it will just go away or wait for future generations to deal with it (which has been the pattern).