Comments on: New Jersey’s battering ram http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/26/new-jerseys-battering-ram/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: doggydaddy http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/26/new-jerseys-battering-ram/comment-page-1/#comment-505 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:03:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=4831#comment-505 Not only does the hypocrisy on the right never cease to amaze me, but it frightens me because I know what a destructive force it can be. A lot of folks on the right accuse Obama of being a tyrant of sorts. I’ve heard this again most recently with Obama’s issuing of executive orders on things he can’t get Congress to pass. I find it ironic and frustrating because if anything Obama doesn’t fight hard ENOUGH for his proposals.

So along comes Gov. Christie, a governor with true tyrannical tendencies, and the right see in him the future of their party. Oh, the irony. I think…correction, I KNOW that the combination of a major political party that has embraced a my-way-or-the-highway mentality as the Republicans have–as with their handling of the debt ceiling debate; their threat to end Bush’s tax cuts for ALL Americans rather than end them for the wealthy only; the voter suppression laws Republicans are passing around the country; or, simply their lock-stop refusal to support ANYTHING proposed by Obama or the Democrats–led by a governor like Christie, who embodies that same governing style, would be a disaster at a time when we have enough disaster on our plate. Yet, it is this battering-ram characteristic in Christie which may one day propel him to the top of the US political food chain. No wonder Americans are losing hope and feeling like they no longer have a say in their democracy. Tyranny seems to be what half the country wants and the other half feels powerless to do anything about. I feel this confluence of currents coming together and to say it will be bad for this country is a gross understatement.

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By: Gen http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/26/new-jerseys-battering-ram/comment-page-1/#comment-502 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:14:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=4831#comment-502 It is very difficult to go from living beyond our means to living within our means. EVERYONE needs to share in the pain that is required for us to get back on track….
The Governor has the courage to expose things that need addressed….others before him just reached for more debt to be paid in the future .

Christie is a true leader…most others are just pandering procrastinators.

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