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Old 04-15-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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Public worker unions plan massive rally in Trenton against Gov. Chris Christie's budget cuts | - NJ.com

Protestors rallying against the policies of their Government...hmm sounds familiar. I am glad they are voicing their opinion but it seems it is ok for Public Unions to rally against Government policies but when Conservatives do it is furor and rage!
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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Biting the hand that feeds you, not a good idea. RP
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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Public worker unions plan massive rally in Trenton against Gov. Chris Christie's budget cuts | - NJ.com

Protestors rallying against the policies of their Government...hmm sounds familiar. I am glad they are voicing their opinion but it seems it is ok for Public Unions to rally against Government policies but when Conservatives do it is furor and rage!
Are you saying that all union members are liberals?
Can you please provide some links for this information?
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Biting the hand that feeds you, not a good idea. RP
That was my thought. The NJ Gov had to make massive budget cuts. Instead of the unions working with him they challenged him like the bullies they have always been. Now they are paying a steeper price.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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What makes you think union members aren't conservative? I invite you to visit the local biker bars with me. I'll buy you a beer and a shot. Union stickers can be seen on every wall, in every bar. I dare you to call any of the clients a flaming liberal.

Black and white mindsets are never, ever reflective of reality.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Are you saying that all union members are liberals?
Can you please provide some links for this information?
Not at all. But they are going to Trenton to lambaste a new Republican Gov. who had to make painful necessary budget cuts.

Like I said I appreciate their voices but how come they are not portrayed as an angry mob which they very much are.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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Biting the hand that feeds you, not a good idea. RP
It's refreshing to see someone like Governor Christie come along and tell the people that the Bloated Goat of Government needs a smaller pasture.

I commend Governor Christie, and I will be looking for a radical, hardcore fiscal conservative to vote for in 2012. It's time to put every program, every Agency, every single bureaucratic institution on the chopping block. Someone who will wield the VETO PEN, even against his own party, will get my vote.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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What makes you think union members aren't conservative? I invite you to visit the local biker bars with me. I'll buy you a beer and a shot. Union stickers can be seen on every wall, in every bar. I dare you to call any of the clients a flaming liberal.

Black and white mindsets are never, ever reflective of reality.
I never said all union members are liberals. That was not a point I was trying to make.
These union members in New Jersey are ticked off that the first Republican gov in NJ in 12 years came in and made painful but necessary budget cuts that the recent Democratic governors could not do.

Why? because the Democrats in NJ are in bed with the unions. And now that the spoiled unions are not getting spoon fed they are up in arms.

Yet they are not portrayed as an angry mob, they are just using their protesting rights.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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That was my thought. The NJ Gov had to make massive budget cuts. Instead of the unions working with him they challenged him like the bullies they have always been. Now they are paying a steeper price.
Do you know the details of what the union wants? If not, how do you know that they are just "challenging" him as a "bully"? Do you think "management" should always have all the power to do whatever they want to the employee?

This is an excerpt from your link. It appears from the article that the governor has plans to make changes to the pensions of the employees.

"The unions plan to protest a number of parts of Christie’s proposed budget, including his refusal to renew a surcharge on housesholds earning more than $400,000 a year and his plan to privatize some functions of state government."
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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It's refreshing to see someone like Governor Christie come and tell the people that the Bloated Goat of Government needs a smaller pasture.

I commend Governor Christie, and myself will be looking for a radical, hardcore fiscal conservative to vote for in 2012. It's time to put every program, every Agency, every single bureaucratic institution on the chopping block.
The millions of NJ residents who are not union members greatly appreciate what he is doing. Its about time unions in New Jersey have their stature lowered to more reasonable levels.
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