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In an editorial today (via Instapundit), the editors of the New York Post lavish praise on the Garden State’s Republican Governor for “doing what he was elected to do — getting the budget under control, without reflexively raising taxes.” In so doing, he becomes a model for chief executives of other states (and one federal government) in similar fiscal straits.
Chris Christie is making cuts across the board and “has let it be known that he’ll stick to his campaign promises and oppose any gas-tax hike.” Good for him, the problem is not that governments have been taking in too little money, but that they have been spending too much.
Given the squeals of protests for Democrats and special interest groups, it’s important that folks who understand that governments, like homeowners, must live within their means, stand up and defend this good man. Perhaps, Tea Party activists in New Jersey could rally on behalf on the aggressive executive, with signs, saying, “We’re with you, Chris,” “We support your plans to hold the line on spending,” or some such.
For now, I’ll just repeat praise from a prior post, Kudos, Governor. I’m proud to call myself a member of your party. And commend you for standing strong against special interests and for fiscal discipline.