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Chris Christie to teacher: If you donít like my education budget, find a new job
Hot Air ^ | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/25/2010 7:18:15 PM PDT by Def Conservative

But borough teacher Rita Wilson, a Kearny resident, argued that if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, and she makes nothing near that.

“You’re getting more than that if you include the cost of your benefits,” Christie interrupted.

When Wilson, who has a master’s degree, said she was not being compensated for her education and experience, Christie said:

“Well, you know then that you don’t have to do it.” Some in the audience applauded…

“Your union said that is the greatest assault on public education in the history of the state,” Christie said. “That’s why the union has no credibility, stupid statements like that.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; christie; liberals; mancrush; newjersey; nj; unions
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Wow. He has the cajones of an old school politico.

I may not agree with him on every single issue (never have for any politician) but damnit this guy is the MAN!!!

1 posted on 05/25/2010 7:18:15 PM PDT by Def Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

I hope this guy runs for president.


2 posted on 05/25/2010 7:20:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Def Conservative

I so agree.


3 posted on 05/25/2010 7:21:39 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Def Conservative

Someone has to make up for the missing or diminished anatomy in most of the other Republicans out there.

4 posted on 05/25/2010 7:21:47 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Def Conservative

Governor Christie said it all. What else is there to say?


5 posted on 05/25/2010 7:22:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Kiss my AZ!!!)
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To: Def Conservative

Yeah, let ole Rita get a job in the private sector. the 41% we have left.


6 posted on 05/25/2010 7:23:13 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Def Conservative
When Wilson, who has a master’s degree, said she was not being compensated for her education and experience

Apparently the degree is not in economics.

7 posted on 05/25/2010 7:23:16 PM PDT by relictele (.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I admit there is more I need to know.

But I will say this: on the basis of that press conference video, I would pull the lever for him, no questions asked.


8 posted on 05/25/2010 7:23:21 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Def Conservative

Who knew? God Bless Him


9 posted on 05/25/2010 7:23:47 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: rlmorel
I am going to sue you. Someone stole the radiograph of my KUB and photoshopped holes into my testicles. I am so offended....and where and what in who's name erased my swanssticker..?
10 posted on 05/25/2010 7:25:57 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Def Conservative

Every time Christie opens his mouth I like him more!


11 posted on 05/25/2010 7:26:16 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Def Conservative

So she wants 3.00 for each kid?

I can hire a nanny for less and I get to go out to dinner with my hubby.

I educate my kids (both are two years ahead of where they would be in PS) for around 200.00 a year.

Lady, go blow.


12 posted on 05/25/2010 7:27:36 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: vetvetdoug

ROTFLMAO!

That has to be some kind of HIPAA violation...


13 posted on 05/25/2010 7:28:08 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Def Conservative

A man who says things like this should not be a governor.

He should be president!


14 posted on 05/25/2010 7:28:21 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Def Conservative
I am proud to say that I voted for him. At the time, I was a little concerned that he might be a RINO.

Happily, my concerns have evaporated!

15 posted on 05/25/2010 7:28:27 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: Lancey Howard

are you the same person that said that candles are on their way out


16 posted on 05/25/2010 7:28:58 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: CaliforniaCon
Every time Christie opens his mouth I like him more!

He's what the country needs to survive, a fearless leader who's not a politician.

17 posted on 05/25/2010 7:29:41 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Def Conservative
Although Christie is a tenor, and Fiorello LaGuardia was a bass/baritone with a thick, gravelly New Yawk accent, I can hear LaGuardia's cadences when Christie speaks.

And like Giuliani, Christie uses the LaGuardia good cop/bad cop technique when dealing with the press. When dealing with political opponents, he uses the LaGuardia technique of constant attack, saying things that need to be said, but others fear to say for giving offense.

New Jersey needed a LaGuardia figure, and now they have one. The state's Democrats may well end up the way Tammany Hall did after LaGuardia was through with them.

18 posted on 05/25/2010 7:30:34 PM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: Def Conservative
Excellent job governor.

Anyway this teacher has an extremely overrated view of herself and how much she should earn. She works 9 months a year, barely full time job in these nine months, she has over 6-7 weeks vacation/holidays during those nine months, and 3 full month summer vacation, and she expects to be paid $ 83,000 a year? What here education anyway? Master degree in some silly non scientific major?

19 posted on 05/25/2010 7:31:13 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Def Conservative

From this video he seems to be the real deal. If only we had about 500 more like him in congress. He’s said more of substance in this 4 minute clip than ‘The 0ne’ said since immaculation day.


20 posted on 05/25/2010 7:31:37 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Def Conservative
...but damnit this guy is the MAN!!!

I think I'm in love!

21 posted on 05/25/2010 7:32:11 PM PDT by alicewonders
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To: Def Conservative

I hope she understood what he said. I realized years ago in my profession, that if I don’t like the conditions of my employment I try to change them, when I’m no longer able to affect the conditions I can lump it or leave it, it’s a calculation you make, but you do your very best until the end one way or the other.

We need more politicos like him, because we have to make serious changes in the near future.


22 posted on 05/25/2010 7:33:00 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: alicewonders

You and me both.


23 posted on 05/25/2010 7:34:28 PM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW)
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To: mirkwood

No. Slide rules. Slide rules are on their way out.


24 posted on 05/25/2010 7:34:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Def Conservative

Considering how strong the unions control the state of NJ, all the money he saves by his stringent budget cuts will have to be spent on his personal security.


25 posted on 05/25/2010 7:35:21 PM PDT by doc1019 (Rush, Beck and others are giving us the dots; it is up to us to connect them.)
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To: Def Conservative

A Republican that fights back, and WINS! Who knew!


26 posted on 05/25/2010 7:35:30 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Def Conservative

This guy is giving me an Anti-Progressive tingle up my leg.


27 posted on 05/25/2010 7:35:46 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
I was a little concerned that he might be a RINO.

As an ex-New Jersey resident I felt the same way, but of the two plus the independent stalking horse he seemed the most logical. Happily he seems to be doing what he said he'd do. Which just proves that a republican doesn't need to be a RINO to win in the north east. Hopefully Linda McMahon in CT is taking notes.

28 posted on 05/25/2010 7:36:52 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Lancey Howard

FINALLY, someone with some guts to stand up to the teachers union. I like this guy a lot! I would vote for him for President. New Jersey is very fortunate to have this man who is determined to stand his ground for what he believes. Every time I hear him talk, I am very impressed. Christie for President!


29 posted on 05/25/2010 7:39:17 PM PDT by rtbwood
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To: Def Conservative

Christie for President 2012!


30 posted on 05/25/2010 7:42:21 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: Def Conservative
“Your union said that is the greatest assault on public education in the history of the state,” Christie said. “That’s why the union has no credibility, stupid statements like that.”

Awesome statement!

I agree, he's got cojones de latón!


31 posted on 05/25/2010 7:42:23 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Def Conservative

One man with balls....whoda thunk?


32 posted on 05/25/2010 7:46:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Def Conservative

When I was in college the saying was, if you flunk out of your major go into education. If you flunk out of education take journalism.

Pray for America


33 posted on 05/25/2010 7:49:00 PM PDT by bray (Brayn Food: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: Def Conservative
“Your union said that is the greatest assault on public education in the history of the state,” Christie said. “That’s why the union has no credibility, stupid statements like that.”

I love it. He called out the drama queens.

34 posted on 05/25/2010 7:58:17 PM PDT by Enterprise (Dan Rather said Obama is so incompetent he couldn't sell watermelons.)
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To: Def Conservative
But borough teacher Rita Wilson, a Kearny resident, argued that if she were paid $3 an hour for the 30 children in her class, she’d be earning $83,000, and she makes nothing near that.

With a school choice, Rita could make even more than that -- if she were any good.

So why doesn't she support school choice?

35 posted on 05/25/2010 7:58:38 PM PDT by Tribune7 (It is immoral to claim the tea parties to be racist)
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To: Def Conservative

Now that was awesome. I’d love to see more men and women like him!


36 posted on 05/25/2010 8:00:51 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: Def Conservative

This guy has a High “T” count to be sure. Hope you all saw the smack down he did on the candy ass reporter complaining about his “tone”. He came back and told him that he was being “honest & fresh”

The reporter wilted like a 2 day old pansy in the sun.


37 posted on 05/25/2010 8:06:51 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Stop the drama, Dump 0bama!)
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To: Def Conservative

That’s two governors standing tall recently.


38 posted on 05/25/2010 8:08:20 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: rlmorel

Why is it that you & I are the only ones with x-rays like this!


39 posted on 05/25/2010 8:15:26 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Stop the drama, Dump 0bama!)
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To: rlmorel

He approaches politics with all of the abandon and “I don’t give a sh!t” attitude of someone who doesn’t care whether or not he gets re-elected.


40 posted on 05/25/2010 8:15:31 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: 23 Everest

LOL...the others are catching on though...I think!


41 posted on 05/25/2010 8:17:29 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Alberta's Child
I get that impression as well. I have to say, when I saw that video of him smacking down that reporter, I was all by myself, and I felt like jumping to my feet and yelling "YES!"

I emailed this to all my associates:

MUST WATCH: Gov. Christie Destroys 'Thin-Skinned' Reporter | The FOX Nation

(or cut and paste this URL):
http://www.thefoxnation.co m/gov-chris-christie/2010/05/13/must-watch-gov-christie-destroys-thin-skin ned-reporter

If you are someone who feels that most politicians do not represent your views, you MUST watch this video a the link!

If you are someone who feels that there are no politicians with enough backbone to save our country from this impending mess, you MUST watch this video at the link!

If you have ever been irritated by the smarmy tone of a reporter asking a condescending question to someone, you MUST watch this video a the link!

If you hate hearing politicians practice political correctness as they parse every single word that exits their mouth, you MUST watch this video a the link!

We are in a time where many of us never hear a politician speak plainly.  To hear straightforward unparsed opinion from a public figure is as quaint and extinct as a buggy-whip factory.  When someone should have been speaking up as we piled on massive debt and increased taxes instead of cutting spending and reducing taxes, many of us wondered why all of them have either gone along with it or opposed it in silence.  THIS video of a press conference with Governor Christie was as uplifting and refreshing as it was shocking in its frankness, when we are so unaccustomed to hearing it.

I implore you to watch this video!  It is only about two and a half minutes long, an exchange between the Governor and a reporter.  I wanted to stand up and cheer.  Hey...this is entertaining AND a tonic as well.  But just because it is entertaining does not mean the underlying message the Governor delivered is diluted at all.

42 posted on 05/25/2010 8:24:40 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Enterprise; Def Conservative
“Your union said that is the greatest assault on public education in the history of the state,” Christie said. “That’s why the union has no credibility, stupid statements like that.”

Heard at the last NJ teachers union meeting when the subject of the new NJ Governor was brought up.

Ladies and gentlemen I give you your President.

We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs here, gentlemen! We must do something about this immediately! Immediately! Immediately! Harrumph! Harrumph! Harrumph!

43 posted on 05/25/2010 8:27:36 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: jveritas

When a teacher boasts of a master’s degree—ask “in what subject?” If they tell you “education” feel free to scoff. That is so different from “Math” “Biology” or even “French.” There is no dumber bunch of slackers than PhDs in education.


44 posted on 05/25/2010 8:28:44 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Lancey Howard

He is freaking awesome. He is a bright guy as he was US attorney but he is also like a bar room brawler.

He is not going to back down.


45 posted on 05/25/2010 8:31:11 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain/Graham = La Raza's Senators)
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To: bray
When I was in college the saying was, if you flunk out of your major go into education. If you flunk out of education take journalism.

When you flunk out of law school go to divinity school. When you flunk out of divinity school ride your father's coattails into the U.S. Senate and then have a fellow commie ask you to be VP. Then call yourself the smartest person on the world.

46 posted on 05/25/2010 8:31:17 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: jveritas
Her masters degree certainly wasn’t in business or math. If she wants $3/hr for each of the 30 students and admits it would total $83,000 annually then she would only be expected to book 922 hrs on the clock. That’s only about half what a typical full-time, 40 hr/week worker books with holidays and vacation taken into account. Myself and most of the managers and top staffers I work with are salaried exempt (no overtime) and are booking 3x her hrs.
47 posted on 05/25/2010 8:37:19 PM PDT by eggman (Grab a mop Mr. Gibbs! Your boss is making another mess.)
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To: netmilsmom

“So she wants 3.00 for each kid?”

And she supposedly has 30 kids in her class. So she is complaining that $90/hr is not enough compensation. She is delusional. Then the math only works out to $83,000/yr which means she is only working 5.5 hours per day for a standard 175 day school year. Sounds like a pretty cushy gig compared to working in the real world.


48 posted on 05/25/2010 8:46:14 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (Democrat: Someone who supports killing children, but protests executing convicted murderers.)
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To: Lancey Howard

‘President Christie’ does have a nice ring to it.


49 posted on 05/25/2010 8:48:09 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Def Conservative
 
 
WoW!!
 
 
 
 

50 posted on 05/25/2010 8:56:48 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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