Christie's litany of lies
By now, we are all aware of Gov. Chris Christie’s dismal record on pensions. It started as a candidate when he published "An Open Letter to the Teachers of N.J.
” that promised “I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor." Just a few months later, he stripped out the small pension payment that had been included in the FY2010 budget he inherited from his predecessor. That hurt the pension systems. The promise was broken.
It’s time for the Legislature to hold a real town hall meeting on pensions.
It’s easy to see why Gov. Chris Christie likes his so-called town halls. He gets to mislead a roomful of handpicked supporters who applaud his bullying if somehow there is someone who knows the truth and challenges one of his lies.
What’s also notable about these forums is what Christie doesn’t talk about. He doesn’t talk about how he has broken his own pension funding law over and over again.
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