Governor Christie Takes on NJ Teachers' Union
Governor Christie of New Jersey is quickly becoming known for intrepid straight talk, and willingness to reject common liberal premises. The best quotes from the above video:
"My argument is with the union, who [sic] collects ... $730 a year from every teacher and school employee in the union in mandatory dues. And if you don't want to join the union, here's your option: you can be out; you pay 85% of $730 to be out. It's like the Hotel California ...."
"... most governors have said, 'I'll be upright, not bleeding.' I said, 'You punch them, and I punch you.'"