For doing the right thing, the Garden State’s Chief Executive is sure to face the wrath of those who believe government knows best:
As politicians spend America into the fiscal abyss, Republican Gov. Chris Christie has a novel idea: Freeze spending. For such statesmanship, watch him be demonized like no one before.
In his first inaugural, President Reagan noted the spending constraints that individuals face and asked, “Why then should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation?” And in the most famous line from that speech: “In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”
New Jersey’s new governor, the successor of so many corrupt chief executives, is taking action that will make him, like Reagan, the focus of pure hate from those who think what taxpayers earn is Monopoly money to be treated according to the whims and desires of politicians, bureaucrats, union bosses and other power players.
Stand tall, Governor, we bloggers have got your back.
(H/t: Jennifer Rubin.)