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After 100 Days in Office Chris Christie Gets High Marks!

April 29, 2010

Chris Christie

I’m not exactly sure why but it seems every newly elected official is initially judged by their first 100 days.  Our Governor is no exception.   

The first 100 days of the Christie Administration has had no shortage of fireworks.  It certainly was not unexpected.  Our Governor promised he would get our budget under control and he has held to that promise.     

His determination to put New Jersey’s fiscal house in order has its critics.  Assembly Budget Chair Lou Greenwald is seemingly clueless on how to pass on a budget that cuts spending and does not raise taxes.  Greenwald’s solution is to lower the cigarette tax and allow municipalities to impose their own sales and income taxes.    

The NJEA has put their propaganda machine in overdrive.  No shortage of the empty save the children cries!  Never has the NJEA said “Our members deserve to be fairly compensated.”  I wonder why.   

Surprisingly with all the vocal special interests Rasmussen Reports released a poll on the question of teacher/school employee salary freezes in New Jersey.   

 Here are the highlights:  

·         65% of New Jersey voters favor a one-year pay freeze on the salaries of administrators, teachers and school workers
·         Just 28% of voters in the state oppose this pay freeze
·         66% of New Jersey voters say the union is more interested in protecting its members’ jobs than in the quality of education
·         52% think public employee unions like the NJEA put a significant strain on the state’s budget
·         Ninety percent (90%) of voters in the state say they have been following news reports about it at least somewhat closely – 55% say they are following “very closely”
·         75% of voters not affiliated with either major party support the pay freeze.  

So we are wondering, “What has Chris Christie done best in the first 100 days of his administration?”  

One Comment leave one →
  1. Sandi permalink
    April 30, 2010 2:33 pm

    Huge budget cut…consolidate school districts to 1 per county..what does it take to get a question/vote on the ballot?

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