Just saw Governer Chris Christy on the tube...

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    And I think I like him...:confused:

    Hey, the man seems like the real deal. I lived in New Jersey from ages 0 to 27, just missing his tenure by about 4 months. Thus, I haven't studied him much, since he's of no consequence to me anymore - I'm out of New Jersey and I will never return, unless I become so rich that I can afford a middle-class home there (Even then not so sure I'll ever return). The man seems like a straight-shooter. The interview was refreshing. You can bet I'll be looking into this man and reporting back.

    Current Jersey natives; Particularly those of you to the left of the spectrum (Winger?). Where you guys at on this guy? Surely you can't deny some of what he says makes sense.
     
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    I really like NJ Governor Christie. The country needs more straight-talking politicians. And he's right about the budget.
     
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    I've lived in the garden state for over 30 years and despite the high cost of living, the corruption and negative stereotypes, I love living here. Christie is what we need to turn all that around, but I hope its not too late. He's proposing a state takeover of Atlantic City, and a drastic measure like that, makes me fear that the economic situation is even worse than we are being told. Opponents accuse him of fear mongering. I fear he's actually holding back.
     
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    aa state take over of atlantic city?

    I guess as long as a conservative/republican suggests it it's ok....

    but if a liberal democrat suggested it....NAZI! FACIST! SOCIALISTCOMMUNISTTREASONOUSTRAITOR!
     
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    Ha ha. I do not disagree. My son said the same thing. But the corruption in AC may be worse than that in Trenton. Lesser of two evils? Apparently the casinos are in favor of it. Surprising to me.
     
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    Toro -- Your "signature" stretches out the whole screen for everyone else. Fix it, please, so we don't have to scroll across several inches just to read what everyone else has to say.
     
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    Can you imagine the outrage if a Democrat mayor had mandated that public employees must bring their own toilet paper to work? That said, I think the guy's on the right track because he's forcing the city departments to look deeply at what can be cut instead of the usual shrugging of shoulders and non-in-my-department attitude.
     
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    I saw him being interviewed, He's really managing his state. He's worth a look.
     
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    I was a huge fan of Carton & Rossi for a long while (I think Carton's replacement is beyond a joke), and I remember them talking about the teachers unions. I always agreed with that aspect of the debate - Not just teachers, but police and public works as well - On the taxpayer dole their entire working lives, then when it's time for that cushy pension, BAM - Off to greener pastures. Delaware, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, or wherever, because they just can't afford to live in the condition they created. The entitlements are positively out of control.

    A dear friend of mine would be sorry to see me say this - But I would positively love to see Mr. Christie reign in the three-headed ogre that is PSE&G. It spits in the face of common sense and supply-and-demand to tell me that the it's more expensive per capita to deliver utilities in a tight-knit, densely populated gridwork of consumers than it is to deliver to more rural, widespread areas (as the one I'm in now). The truth is, they've got a virtual monopoly and they're exploiting the all-be-fuck out of consumers.

    FYI my PPL electric utilities just went up 30% this year in Pennsy... And due to that spike, I now pay about $0.11 per kWh, vs the $0.16 I was paying in New Jersey. Absolutely abhorrent [PSEG that is, not PPL].
     
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    You feeling alright Cuyo? Christie is a conservative you know. It's not like you to think a conservative makes sense.
     

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