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A Glimpse of the Future: Chris Christie vs Disgruntled Teacher

Once again Chris Christie stands up against the Teachers Union in New Jersey and stands up for the New Jersey taxpayer.  As I listened to this exchange I couldn’t help but think of the Greece debt crisis and how the unions reacted to the actions of the Greek government.

The following is from BBC News.

The country currently has a spiraling public deficit of 12.7%, more than four times higher than Eurozone rules allow.

The government has pledged to cut this to 8.7% this year, and also reduce the 300bn-euro ($419bn; £259bn) national debt, by freezing public sector salaries, raising the average retirement age to 63 by 2015, and increasing taxes on petrol, alcohol and tobacco.

It also wants to crack down on tax avoidance. Greece’s black economy is estimated at 30% of official gross domestic product.

So what you have in a nutshell is a government that can no longer pay for the union workers entitlements.  They want to freeze salaries and take a few other minor actions to shore up their budget and make it sustainable.  Now when I see the protests in Greece, I ask myself why won’t these people work with the government to save their economy and nation?  I mean isn’t saving your nation a worthy cause?  The only answer I come up with is unions. 

Listen to the below exchange.  It has a very familiar tone to it.

Hmmm, a different union with a response that is similar to that of the Greek unions.  This entitlement attitude of gimme, gimme, gimme, is destructive.  New Jersey is in a budget crisis and it appears she doesn’t even care.  She seems to have this you owe me, I’m entitled attitude. 

As unions in this country become more enriched and entrenched, expect to see more of this in the very near future.  The question is will the unions do what is best for America or what is best for them? 

What do you think?

Liberty forever, freedom for all!


Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, Politics, Teacher's Union, Video

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  • Matt May 28, 2010 at 11:16 PM

    Well said John. One thing that has stood out for me is that the protests in Greece were not by the unemployed or the destitute, but by the unions and other dependents of the state.

    Unions have always been violent. I remember stories that older family members told me-really bad stuff. I think that they are among the most dangerous of our opponents, as they are not afraid to use violence, and they are most unrepentant in their use of thug tactics. They will eventually start violence, and blame it on us.

  • John Carey May 28, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    I agree Matt that they will resort to violence at the drop of a hat. I do know a number of good people in unions. These are patriotic people that believe in America. The problem is with union leadership and their march towards a Marxist utopia. Thanks for the comments.

  • Fuzzy Slippers May 29, 2010 at 4:13 AM

    I *heart* Christie, if he keeps this up, there's a seat in a big White House that he needs to fill.

  • Opus #6 May 29, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    I"m with Fuzzy. Christie is the MAN.

  • John Carey May 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    Thanks for the comments Fuzzy. I agree. He is exactly what we need in Washington DC right now!

  • John Carey May 29, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Thanks for dropping by Opus. Whenever I listen to Christie, I think this is how it should be. This is the kind of firepower we need.