Chris Christie Takes Down Teacher Union Flak
This has been making the rounds on the blogs already for a day or so now. I’d meant to post it before, but I was traveling and my mobile internet wasn’t quite robust enough for me to watch until now.
But this is a longer version which puts the choicest bit you’ve probably already seen into context. And the context just makes it all the more awesome.
Three of five voters, 60 percent, continue to say the state should hold the line on spending even if many programs are reduced, while just a quarter, 23 percent, say the state should raise taxes if necessary and continue to support state programs…
Similarly, 61 percent say it’s a good idea to raise the retirement age for public employees to 65 years of age from 62, while 33 percent disagree, and public employees split again 45 to 51 percent.
By a two-to-one margin, 64 percent to 31 percent, voters say it’s a good idea to ask school teachers not to take a pay increase for the coming year, and public employee households agree, 57 to 36 percent.
His latest approval rating is at 44%, with 42% opposed. Given that he’s in a virulently blue state and battling not just well-monied and uber-powerful liberal special interests but also an utterly hostile media, that’s pretty damn good.
And if he keeps this up, he’s got nowhere to go but up.Tags: chris christie, Education, new jersey, teachers unions