And the hits just keep on coming!

“If the judges want to legislate, let them run for the legislature.”

Priceless!

I’d do her job for $75,000…

…and I’d probably do it better.

I get a kick out of all these people whining about money that isn’t there. Shut up and take the cut!

Chris Christie got religion half way through his campaign. That’s why he’s doing so well, and that’s why he’s the most exciting politician in America right now. No. He shouldn’t run for President. He should fix New Jersey, and Bill Brady – if he wants to be successful – should follow in his footsteps.

NJ Senate Passes Scholarships – Chris Christie the Honest

Two great videos for your viewing pleasure.

One is an example of the liberal media getting the story right on school choice. The other is Chris Christie telling it like it is. If America produces 100s or 1000s of these types of leaders, they could shift the nation back onto a proper axis. This is true, even if they were all served only one term.

Look everyone, I want you all to think about this as you join this fight for properly educating our children. Like the USSR and the segregationists in the South, the Teachers Unions will look strong right up to the point that they collapse. That is why you need to get involved. That is why you need to get in their face. This is why you must join us in beating on them mercilessly, as they deserve.

We are close to winning. Join the fight!

Gov Christie calls S-L columnist thin-skinned for inquiring about his 'confrontational tone'

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Hundreds rally in support of school voucher bill

Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered

After a 25 year run up in obscene and unnecessary growth of greedy and corrupt government, it’s not only important to get out the the liposuction machine. It’s important to tie off the stomach. That would mean constitutional spending caps. (and yes, statutory spending caps are worthless).

New Jersey: A Blue State Deep in Debt Rethinks What’s Important

You know taxes are too high when even the liberals root for spending cuts.

New Jersey’s tough-talking new governor, Christopher J. Christie, the first Republican elected in 12 years, is grappling with a deficit in the billions by squeezing nearly everyone — school children, the elderly, mass transit, cities, suburbs, subsidized renters and home owners.

Other states are making painful cuts, too: Arizona, to name one, is ending state-funded all-day kindergarten and health coverage for 47,000 children from low income families, though its Republican governor is pressing for a sales tax increase to avoid even deeper sacrifices.

But what’s most surprising about New Jersey is how in such a blue, labor-dominated state, Democrats and union members seem to be cracking under the pressure of the state’s tax burden, revealing a kind of split-personality disorder.

The syndrome surfaced last summer during Mr. Christie’s campaign, when he vowed to bring New Jersey’s property taxes, the nation’s highest, under control. As a candidate he saved his sternest threats for the teachers’ and state workers’ unions, whose healthy pay and benefits packages, he argued, were slowly strangling the schools and running the state’s finances into the ground. Union members, state workers and teachers, it turned out, weren’t offended by his rhetoric. In fact, public opinion surveys showed they ate it up.

People who followed the New Jersey gubernatorial campaign might remember that Christie’s tough rhetoric didn’t start until the Wall Street Journal and other conservatives started complaining about how lame and milquetoast his campaign was.

The syndrome surfaced last summer during Mr. Christie’s campaign, when he vowed to bring New Jersey’s property taxes, the nation’s highest, under control. As a candidate he saved his sternest threats for the teachers’ and state workers’ unions, whose healthy pay and benefits packages, he argued, were slowly strangling the schools and running the state’s finances into the ground. Union members, state workers and teachers, it turned out, weren’t offended by his rhetoric. In fact, public opinion surveys showed they ate it up.

Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Poll, said the surprising reactions were a reminder that Democrats and union members are also home owners, job seekers and parents — and that things have gotten so bad that even they might be willing to swallow some tough medicine and embrace once-unthinkable policies.

Christie then started to ramp up the rhetoric and differentiate himself. That is why he’s governor. Bill Brady should do the same, stop harping on the social issues, and go after property taxes and public employee unions. When people start paying attention to the unwarranted pensions and payroll bloat, they will do exactly what New Jersey voters did, and turn out the drones who are slaves to the public unions.

Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. It is time to slaughter the hogs.

“Obscene Profits” require an “Obscene Profits Tax”

Let’s just tax public retirees benefits away from them. We could call it a “Windfall Profits Tax.”

The Shape of Things to Come

Newly minted Republican Governor Chris Christie, facing a fiscal disaster, is doing the unthinkable: slashing spending and pushing for tax cuts as a way to revive New Jersey’s moribund economy.

Last month Christie told the Democrat-dominated legislature that he was impounding more than $2 billion of this year’s budget. The scythe is wide-sweeping. “I am cutting spending in 375 different state programs, from every corner of state government. I will use my executive authority to implement [these cuts] now. [They] will eliminate our $2 billion budget gap,” Christie asserted to stunned lawmakers. His cuts are even bigger than they sound. “Upon arrival my administration had $6 billion of balances from which to find $2 billion of savings. We had to cut one-third of our available funds with only four and a half months to go in the fiscal year.”

The biggest push will be on pensions. “Pensions and benefits are the major drivers of our spending increases at all levels of government–state, county, municipal and school board,” the governor declared. “The special interests have already begun to scream their favorite word–which, coincidentally, is my 9-year-old son’s favorite word when we are making him do something he knows is right but does not want to do–’unfair.’ One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 toward his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits–a total of $3.8 million on a $120,000 investment. Is that fair?

Pigs get fat, Hogs get Slaughtered. Let’s slaughter the Hogs. Here’s how. Enact a “Pension Windfall Tax” that taxes away 90% of everything over $100K/year in value from these greedy people. There will be 2 potential outcomes.

If the tax is ruled constitutional, it will basically return to state coffers the ill-gotten gains from the piggish people bankrupting Illinois. The more likely outcome is that the tax will be ruled an unconstitutional cut in “pension benefits”, which are protected from “diminution” in the Illinois Constitution.

Once the Supreme Court rules it unconstitutional, use that ruling as club to beat Democrats to a pulp while simultaneously using it to cut and cap every non-pension expenditure. Spend the next 10 years reminding the electorate that “you can’t fund the education of a child if you are funding a bloated class of greedy retirees.”

Either way, it’s a pathway for an intellectually honest Republican Party to regain a majority. For the crew running the ILL GOP, it probably cuts into their own, taxpayer-funded retirement plans.