Letter: Christie a 'Sheep In Sheep's Clothing'
Hopatcong teachers union head says governor lies.
On Monday, the State Senate passed a bill aimed at increasing contributions to health benefits and pension payments for public employees.
The bill, which passed 24-15 and must get through the Assembly before landing on Gov. Chris Christie's desk, makes various changes to how public employee retirment systems operate and to the benefit provisions of those systems.
Hopatcong teachers union head Jeff Ryder, a high school social studies teacher, expressed his views on the bill—and Christie—to Patch via email.
This as an unholy coalition between a corrupt governor and a group of spineless legislators who are using this to curry favor with an electorate for November.
This is not leadership, it is cowardly behavior. As Winston Churchill said, they are "sheep in sheep's clothing."
Throughout this entire discussion I have not seen this governor make any comment about him committing to make the payments he is obligated to do. He just spouts off about bipartisan efforts.
The question the press needs to ask the governor is, WILL HE NOW COMMIT TO PAYING HIS BILL? Or will this corrupt snake find another reason to avoid doing the right thing on behalf of the people of New Jersey? And, yes, that also includes tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of public employees.
Everyone likes to talk about how they like collective bargaining. However this governor chose not to engage. He barged into the legislature's redistricting meetings more often than being involved in the bargaining process. I can only assume his comment, "I love collective bargaining, let me at them," was just another lie from a corrupt man.
I would like to see the press follow some of these issues though.