Chris Christie has become the quintessential anti-B.S. politician, and in a recent press conference over public employee benefits, the New Jersey governor showcased his principles and rhetorical skills. And it was all over public workers getting payouts for unused sick days.
“There is no intellectual efficacy to their argument… so now they have to go to ‘well people will commit crimes and commit fraud if we don’t pay them more money for not being sick.’”
With the premise in place, Christie ripped into the opposition’s argument right away: “The people of New Jersey know that that is a complete pile of garbage.”
And in case the liberal democrats in New Jersey’s legislature tried to play politics after the fact, Christie looked into the room full of cameras and said “Every dollar that accumulates from here forward is the responsibility of the Democrats in the legislature.”