NJ’s controversial governor Chris Christie is on CNBC talking about his main topic: public finances.His line: 10 years from now, public workers will be looking for my address so they can send me a thank-you note, because they’ll have a pension.
Without his reforms, he argues, the pensions are guaranteed to go insolvent, and all the teachers and firefighers will be in much worse shape.
As for those teachers — with whom he’s known to spar in public — he says their lie is that education spending is about the “kids first” when in fact it’s really about putting the teachers first.
Update: On the speculation about the 2012 election, he gives two reasons why he won’t run for President… “I don’t want it that badly” and “I don’t feel like I’m ready.”
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