Republican Gov Christie Wants to “take the bat” to 76-year-old Sen. Loretta Weinberg

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    nowBuzz up!Christie urges media to 'take the bat' to Senator Weinberg on pension issue
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Last updated: Wednesday April 13, 2011, 6:59 PM
    BY ELISE YOUNG
    State House Bureau
    STATE HOUSE BUREAU
    Governor Christie told reporters Wednesday to “take the bat” to 76-year-old Sen. Loretta Weinberg for collecting a taxpayer-funded pension while making $49,000 a year as a legislator.


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    Sen. Loretta Weinberg His comments came a day after an Eagleton Institute poll found that New Jersey’s Republicans and Democrats increasingly consider the governor “arrogant” and a “bully,” in addition to “smart” and “a strong leader.”

    Christie’s dig at Weinberg has its roots in a pension matter involving Joseph DiVincenzo, a Democratic ally of the governor. The website PolitickerNJ was first to report last month that DiVincenzo, the Essex County executive, retired last year, started collecting a pension, then returned to the same job. His annual combined public pay is $222,000.

    Weinberg, a Teaneck Democrat and legislator since 1992, for years has called for an overhaul of the state pension system, which is $45.8 billion shy of its ideal funding level. In a Star-Ledger story April 3, she suggested that Christie — who does not hesitate to lambaste pension abusers — was not appropriately critical of DiVincenzo’s arrangement.

    Weinberg herself is on the pension rolls, collecting about $36,000 a year based on her years in a full-time Bergen County job and in other government positions

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    All this bat stuff is silly.
     
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    silly? maybe if Christie wasn't a Governor.
     
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    Instead of "truthseeker" why don't you just call yourself George Soros or Media Matters? It's all trivial B.S.
     
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    First crosshairs now bats.
     

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