The leftists and the defenders of the status quo are in their spin cycle over the school budget defeats. The still don't realize that they are all washed up. The current count of school budgets defeated yesterday is 59% statewide.
NJEA's spokesman Steve Wollmer issued a statement saying that high property taxes, not Governor Christie, was the reason that the overwhelming majority of school budgets were defeated. Well, duh! How did the property taxes get so high, Steve? I wonder what his statement would have said if the overwhelming majority of budgets had been passed in the in the wake to the battle between the Governor and the NJEA.
Former Governor Former Senate President Dick Codey issued a statement saying that now that the budgets have been defeated, Christie and the NJEA should let bygones be bygones and play nice, for the good of the kids. Yeah right, Dick. I wonder what his statement would have said if the budgets had passed.
Governor Christie held a press conference to urge municipal governing bodies to work with the boards of educations and the local teacher's union to try to reopen the labor contracts and effectuate a wage freeze.
Christie is staying on message. I hope he sees to opportunity that this election presents and accelerates his reform agenda. The time is right.