Protesters decry proposed New Jersey cutsHere is a Link to a very dynamic and entertaining video by New Jersey's Governor Christie, that explains what is happening (it's 26 minutes long). His plan of action is quite impressive, it is drastic. Here is a governor that isn't all talk. We need more people like him, but as he suggests, it won't get you re-elected.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A crowd estimated at 30,000 to 35,000 people gathered Saturday near New Jersey's Statehouse to protest Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget cuts.
State police, who gave the crowd estimate, said no problems were reported.
The crowd is believed to be one of the largest ever to protest in state history. It was mostly composed of public employee union members and several community and nonprofit groups that would lose some or all their funding if Christie's plans are adopted.
Christie has called for workers to accept wage freezes, and he's pushed for them to contribute toward their health benefits.
Christie has called for workers to accept wage freezes, and he has pushed for them to contribute toward their health benefits. The governor was not in the Statehouse on Saturday and was not at the rally.
The Republican governor has said that protesters have the right to speak their minds.
This is the sort of news that defined the Great Depression of the 1930's; hardship and protests. It was a sign of the times.