He’s like the male Sarah Palin, in my mind. For some reason the DC Media people fawn over him and his “plain talk.” They of course just love that “style” thing, but don’t ever seem to be concerned with what actually comes out of his mouth. Last week his very scripted line about raising the retirement age on Social Security and then his very clever punchline about still standing there, not being vaporized, wasn’t that oh so clever? The media just ate it up with a spoon, while all those seniors and us 50 somethings (and close to that) said to ourselves, oh yea, we’ll see about that! I saw him on “Propaganda Joe with Mika the Enabler” the other morning when he said that unions are destroying the middle class…I laughed out loud, seriously. That is the dumbest thing I’ve heard in a long time, unions helped create the middle class in this country, read a damn history book you mindless Fox News drones. Here is the clip from “Propaganda Joe”…
Because of his mass layoffs of public employees, the number of unemployed workers has actually increased in New Jersey since Christie took office. And Christie’s assertion that unions are not good for the middle class is quite troubling.
As David Madland and Karla Walter pointed out, “the middle class is markedly stronger when workers join together in unions.” In fact, the decline in unionization rates over the last forty years has been almost perfectly mirrored by a drop in middle-class incomes. Income inequality in the U.S. is the worst its been since the 1920′s, with nearly 25 percent of the total income in the country going to the richest one percent. The richest 10 percent of Americans control 2/3rds of the country’s net worth.
Another Bizarro World Republican who sees up as down and down as up, black as white and white as black, helping rich people somehow helps the poor, and giving tax breaks somehow increases revenue. Cue the Twilight Zone music again.