Let’s face it, a good leader does not come along too often. Gov. Christie appears to be a good one. The New Jersey Legislature passed a law dubbed “the millionaires’ tax.” Some grandstanding liberal democrat walked it from the legislature down to the Governor’s office. Gov. Christie vetoed it as soon as it hit his desk with this message:
“While I have little doubt that the sponsors and supporters of this bill sincerely believe that the state can tax its way out of this financial crisis, I believe that this bill does nothing more than repeat the failed, irresponsible and unsustainable fiscal policies of the past,” wrote Christie in his veto statement. “Now is not the time for more of the same. Ultimately, another tax increase will punish the state’s struggling small businesses and set our economy further back from recovery.”
This showed real leadership on many levels. You know that there had to be a lot of political pressure the way the bill is postured. It only raises taxes on millionaires. Who isn’t envious of millionaires? Who (besides millionaires) doesn’t want them to pay more taxes? But Gov. Christie didn’t let it sit on his desk while he looked for some excuse–he vetoed it just after his aide cockily told the legislator who brought it: “What took you so long!”
This also has to put the fear of God into those liberals who have been running the state into bankruptcy for years. I can almost hear them whining, “We’re not in Kansas anymore! This guy isn’t your typical RINO panty-waste afraid of pissing us off! What are we gonna do?” Message sent, loud and clear. There is a new sheriff in town.
Hit them fast. Hit them hard. And give a great message to the people while doing so. I love Christie–“he fights!”
By John Doe