I have lived in Jersey for about 35 of my 39 years on this planet. I have lived in a south Trenton rowhome (no not a townhouse), a single family home with a pool in suburbia, a 2 two bedroom condo in Robbinsville and a single family home in a little town in Burlington county,
I have seen our state grow and evolve and decay and devolve. I have seen honest politicians and crooked ones, I have seen some of each go to jail and some of each go on to national level posts.
I have seen union strikes from the post office, the casinos, the supermarkets, the teachers and the transportation companies. I have seen public officials getting 2 and 3 salaries for jobs they don’t do.
I have seen our governors office used as a personal ATM machine, gay brothel and purchased as a stepping stone.
Having said all that…there is one thing that I don’t believe I have ever seen occur in this state…one thing that truly desperately needs to occur before the entire state goes to hell. Our property taxes are absolutely abyssmal, our school systems are even worse, our business climate is atrocious and our state debt keeps skyrocketing…because of all this people are leaving this state in droves!
What am I talking about? I’m talking about finding somebody in government who has the intestinal fortitude to make the right and unpopular decisions. Someone who is willing to cut taxes AND spending at the SAME TIME!
Cutting taxes is all well and good but if you don’t cut spending at the same time then you don’t really want to fix our problems you just want votes.
Will Christie do what is necessary? I don’t know but let’s just say that I’m not overconfident.
What do you think?