When you have a strong Governor like Chris Christie – a guy who doesn’t mind putting out a budget that bucks the trend of cow-towing to political interests – you get a bunch of idiots that come out of the woodwork with absolutely nothing intelligent to say. One of the guys that I advised when I was the local alumni advisor for my college fraternity posted this on Facebook last week:
Dear Governer Christie, Thank you for being the biggest dick new jersey has ever known. Because of you, and your school “cuts” I will most likely not have a job next year. I honestly hope someone punches you in one of your chins. Good day. Oh and FUCK YOU!
For those of you who know some of the fraternity guys that I used to advise, this message is from Turkey Sub’s Facebook. And while I actually do like Turkey Sub, he has provided a great example of the complete idiocy that Christie’s decisions have brought out of some people. I will address the rest of this entry as though I was yelling at Turkey Sub.
First of all, look at how inherently stupid that comment above is (you don’t capitalize New Jersey and yet you teach children?!) – no one writing such one-sided rubbish should be teaching our school children in the first place. Second, think about how dumb you must be to not understand how school funding works. The Governor didn’t single-handedly create life-ending cuts to the education budget. In fact, in his own words he said, “We have worked to ensure that no school district in New Jersey will face a reduction in aid that is greater than 5% of their school budget.” Do you know how school funding works in this state? Did you know that local property taxes are set by people at the… LOCAL level of government?! In other words, if you think that taxes should be raised in this state to continue to pay for waste and excess, then go to your local town council and tell them to raise property taxes. But be forewarned, because people who are sick of being taxed out of this state are forcing the 2.5% cap in spending increases at the local level.
Did you get that, stupid?
The end result of the Governor’s budget is a state government structure that spends less money and thus needs to take in less money and there you have a reduction in taxes. This is what everyday people do in tough times – they tighten their belt and they stop wasting money on bullshit. They don’t go out for dinner every night, they don’t go buy clothes that they don’t need, they don’t waste their money on material items that won’t mean a damn thing in a few days or weeks. Instead, they move back in with their parents, they use an old car instead of buying a new one, they spend less money, they save more money, and they prepare for tough times ahead. Get with the fucking program you dummy.
Anyone who can’t made due in this economy by trimming 5% off of their annual revenue doesn’t know how to budget money and is likely wasting money all over the place. How many six-figure earning Vice-Principals and Assistant Superintendents does your district have, Sub? More than one? More than two? More than five? What about excessive administrative aides? Before your idiot ass wrote, “Because of you, and your school ‘cuts’ I will most likely not have a job next year,” did you consider that the reason why you most likely won’t have a job next year is because your district wastes tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars on salaries for unnecessary positions? Or did your union give you some type of propaganda bullshit that suggested otherwise and you immediately believed it without doing any research so you can make an informed decision?
Look, Sub. It sucks that you’re going to lose your job. I don’t want anyone to lose their job! But where is the outrage at the years upon years of both Democratic and Republican governors and legislatures who opted for quick fixes to budget gaps instead of actually cutting spending? Don’t get mad at Christie because he made the right decision! People are getting mad because we live in a state that doesn’t expect the right decisions to be made in Trenton, and thus we expect more spending and higher taxes. This is the beginning of a change for New Jersey and it’s the type of change that every forward-thinking family and individual made two years ago when the economy started to tank.
If you want to get mad at someone, get mad at the Republican and Democratic legislators who created the disastrous, unsustainable system that we currently live in. But for God’s Sake, don’t get mad at the guy who is calling a spade a spade and saying enough is enough. And don’t get mad because the guy is doing exactly what he said he would do during the campaign!
And dude, if you want to be a teacher, be more fucking articulate in your criticisms of the government and stop being a bitch drama queen. Otherwise, you’re a bigger part of the problem than your ignorant Facebook post even shows.