Gov. Chris Christie vs. Entitlement Mentality

29 Mar

 

Rush Limbaugh chimed in on his show:

RUSH:  Last night in Trenton, New Jersey, Chris Christie appeared on the radio, Ask the Governor show, and he spoke with a caller Penny in Blackwood.  She said, “I would like to know why you want to take at least 13% out of state employees’ pay for health care.  Between what my husband and I make, you’re talking about $600 a month out of our money which is gonna cut into our food and our other bills.  How do you expect us to live, governor?”

CHRISTIE:  How I expect you to live, Penny, is you’re gonna have to pick a different health plan that’s not nearly as rich as the one you’re getting now.  That’s how.

PENNY:  Either that or you’re force us to not have any health care.

CHRISTIE:  No, I’m not gonna force you to not have any health care.  I don’t think that means forcing you to go without health care.  But what it means is we can no longer afford to pay 90 plus percent of the cost of your health care.  Public workers are getting their health insurance paid for out of your property taxes, and state workers are getting their health insurance paid for out of your income taxes.  If I’m $67 billion in debt and you don’t want me to take any more money out of your paycheck, how am I supposed to pay for it?  Am I supposed to just raise taxes?  Because if I raise taxes you’re gonna pay more taxes, and if your property taxes go up, you’re going to pay more taxes.  I mean the money’s gotta come from somewhere.  We can’t print it.

The sense of entitlement from public employee unions is amazing.  They can’t believe that someone actually expects them to pay for their own health care.  How dare they?  The government (taxpayers) pays for over 90% of their health care and it’s still not enough.

Chris Christie explains how teachers are claiming that by asking them (of all people) to pay 1 ½% of their salary to pay for their health benefits is “the greatest assault on public education in the history of New Jersey.”

 

 

 

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