Wednesday, May 26, 2010

“Two Stones” Cristie tells teacher to find a new job is she doesn’t like education budget


How is this for honest and refreshing? New Jersey governor Chris “Two Stones” Christie held a little town hall meeting in a school gymnasium. After the chat, he opened the floor to questions and here is what happened:
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.
Christie said he would not have had to impose cuts to education if the teachers union had agreed to his call for a one-year salary freeze and a 1.5 percent increase in employee benefit contributions.
"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."
KA-POW! One shot of reality right between the eyes. Those of us in the private sector have long understood that if your pay sucks, you pack your bags for greener pastures. Why has this simple logic escaped public sector employees? Because greedy unions fill their heads with nonsense.

To show you how much nonsense this woman has, here is what she said to reporters after the exchange with Christie:
Surrounded by reporters after she spoke, Wilson said she was shaking from the encounter, and worried she might get in trouble for speaking out.
Get in trouble for speaking out? Oh please! The NJEA will probably make her the new poster child in their war against Cristie.  This is how some union employees think. They believe they are all just scraping by on the salaries they make. Even when they are receiving annual salary increases double that of the private sector, they believe they are the underdogs. Now that we are all going broke, it is time for them to end their delusions. 
 
Oh and to all you Chris Christie 2012 fans; hands off! The big boy is staying right here until 2014!

Via: Hot Air

20 comments:

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

What rubbish. If anyone is going to "go after" that teacher, it's the parents who pay her salary.
I know for a fact that there are teachers not worth their salt getting paid and compensated for work they barely do. They are a disgrace to the profession and to the teachers who really work hard.

Lipton T. Bagg said...

I have great man-love for this guy. We need more public servants like Christie (I don't want to say he's a politicians, it's almost an insult).

You sure you wont start sharing him with us in 2012? Please???

-LTB

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trinity said...

Chris Christie is like the gift that just keeps on giving. He is phenomenal!

Just a conservative girl said...

Hey, answer this for me. We both elected governors on the same day. I voted for the Staunch conservative, you voted for the "wishy washy" candidate.

How come you are getting the conservative results and I am not?

Also, don't you think that the whole country needs him more than NJ right now?

Caeseria said...

YES!!! SOMEONE WHO SPEAKS TRUTH TO UNIONS!!
And why exactly don't you want to share this gem of a man?

Janelle said...

Governor Christie has his work cut out for him in N.J. - there will be many opportunities for him if he stays true to his principles. In the meantime, the folks in New Jersey really elected a no nonsense, hard-working, take no prisoners guy. Good for you, New Jersey........you now have a real sheriff in town.

Clifton B said...

Osumashi:

Sadly not enough parents go after bad teachers. My mother use to battle them all the time when I was in school. I never forget the firestorm my mother caused when one of my teachers told her that I "spoke well for a black kid"! I think the wall on that school are still shaking.

Clifton B said...

Lipton:

You know you are right, Public Servant is a far more fitting title for Two Stones. If he can drop property taxes before 2014, we may let him out of the state once in a while, but we expect him back before dark.

Clifton B said...

Lawrence:

Thanks, already have you on my blogroll, check the sidebar.

Clifton B said...

trinity:

I like to think of him like that unexpected Christmas present. You know, like when you ask for a bicycle and get a motorcycle instead.

Clifton B said...

JACG:

If I had to answer you question, I would say the Conservative Gods have finally smiled on New Jersey!

Yes the nation needs a man like Christie, but with my property taxes set to trip over $14,000 a year (That isn't a typo and no I do not own a mansion) I need him right here for the duration.

Clifton B said...

Caeseria:

Oh, he gets unions alright. He has their number for sure. I am being selfish because of property taxes. So many NJ politicians have promised, promised, promised to do something about it, Christie is looking like the only one who will actually do something about it. Until then, the big boy stays put.

madmath1 said...

Christie, when you're done in NJ, please come and save CA.

Clifton B said...

Janelle:

You can almost hear the squealing from the entrenched interest in this state. All they want to do is raise taxes and Christie ain't hearing about it. I think I am going to pen him a letter of support.

Clifton B said...

Madmath1:

You can make the offer, but Christie is a proud New Jersey resident. When I went to his rally he said he was doing this for his children. However after 2014, he should seriously consider moving up to the national stage.

Liz said...

NJ Teacher who complained to Gov. Chris Christie she deserved $83k actually makes $86k

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/nj-teacher-who-complained-to-gov-chris-christie-that-she-wasnt-paid-83k-she-deserved-actually-makes-86k-94951164.html#ixzz0p7pIpbG4

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

From whom, exactly, would this teacher who questioned Governor Two Stones get trouble? Her union? Nope. A few parents? What is it to anyone what a teacher's politics are, as long as the teacher, you know, knows how to teach, and avoids spreading political bile in the classroom? From her administrators? As if. And if I might go a step further, I can think of one person in NJ who respects the rights of those who question him, and it's Chris Christie himself.

And Clifton, it's absolutely breathtaking that a teacher would have said that about you to anyone, let alone your mother. Yikes.

AmericanaRed said...

Watch Dave Larsen attack Leonard Lance's position on Cap and Trade!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RioAZ3Umkcs&feature=player_embedded

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Yikes, Clifton!
Your mum must have ripped that teacher a new belly button!
There are any number of problems with the educational system. You have parents go after a teacher if he fails a wayward student but fewer if the teacher is doing a crappy job. The whole system needs an overhaul. The teachers needs to know that they have to sing for their supper and impress upon the parents that THEY are ultimately responsible for their kids. If I was parent listening to Miss Wilson, I would demanded she get fired.

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