At a town hall meeting in Somerset, NJ last week, Governor Christie focused on the state budget saying health benefits for retired state workers will cost more than for current state employees. He said health and pension costs need to be contained and renewed a pledge to propose further changes to public workers’ pensions.
This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Joe Amato, President of PBA Local 382, Essex County Department of Corrections:
I know this letter made the rounds for many years, but its time to dust it off again.
This letter speaks volumes that Governor Christie is not at all a reformer, but a hypocrite.
He lives by the political sword of retribution to slash anyone who dares not kiss the ring and its unfortunate that taxpayers were duped into believing that they now have some sort of savior against public employees.
Christie is no savior. He a politician scorned by public employees and as we all see in the letter in his own words or at least in the words of someone who wrote it for him for which he approved and signed …
Our pensions are a “sacred trust” “No one respects us more or will stand up for us more than him” “Our agreements must be respected” etc.
Does that sound like a man who should be claiming that other politicians are in bed with us or telling taxpayers such things when he begged to claim his own spot in this supposed public employee bed?
“Please Vote For Me” begging for our support.
Keep drinking that Koolaide taxpayers and rub that Snake Oil in real good while you throw roses at this hypocritical and corrupted man and wait for your taxes to go down under false pretenses.
Your taxes are high due to decades of political corruption and financial shell games in Trenton and beyond and all Christie is, is the guy who currently controls that’s corruption.