Democrat Senator Steve Sweeney, listen up. You may have just given Chris Christie, a Republican from your state, a winning platform in the GOP primary for President of the United State of America. Sounds crazy, right? Especially in the these times of partisan politics that has swept our nation. However, Chris Christie and Steve Sweeney have created an alliance with others like Senator Teresa Ruiz, Assemblyman Brian Stack, Assemblyman Lou Greenwald and Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo. Guess what? They are all Democrats too!
Today, Chris Christie spouted off two accomplishments in NJ. Yes only two. That is all he can say. TENURE REFORM AND PENSION REFORM. Two things the GOP primary voters will love in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina. Senator Sweeney and his Democratic friends pushed these bills through the Democratic controlled legislature and now Chris Christie is running on these accomplishments for President. In a Democratic controlled legislature, you might be asking yourself, how do these bills even get out of committee? Does Senator Sweeney have another agenda? Where are the unions, NJEA for example?
Believe it or not, NJEA, the powerful teachers union, supported tenure reform. Yep, you heard it correctly. Let me say it again anyway, NJEA, the powerful teachers union supported tenure reform. Shocking, right? And pension reform, well, all of the workers are paying more and the State of NJ got a free pass on the law from the Supreme Court of NJ. You might be saying, what do you mean? Here is what I mean: The workers have been royally screwed and the pension system is not reformed one iota. Crazy, right? The pension law of 2011 was supposed to fix the pension system. Yet all it did was put a massive burden on public employees and the pension system is getting worse by the day. Awesome, don’t you think?
Democrats like Sweeney have screwed the people of NJ. It looks as though Sweeney and NJEA have given Christie a platform to show he can work across the aisle. I can hear it from Christie, right now, I worked with the teachers union and democrats to change tenure. As a teacher in NJ and union member it is difficult to find a place to turn these days. Chris Christie is one of the worst Governor’s in the country, yet because democrats and my own union caved and sacrificed principles, Chris Christie has a strong platform for President of the United States.