Few days ago, we got a peep at a press release the Assembly GOP sent out under the names of Assistant Republican Whip Gary Chiusano & Alison Littell McHose. Seems they think it’s just peachy they can help Chris Christie drive the demolition of the – “duplicative, wasteful and unnecessary” NJ Public Advocates Office.
Besides, they see themselves as the real public advocates, which I guess makes folks like Ron Chen nothing more than so much Trenton clutter:
The public has 120 advocates in the Legislature and if each one identified a proposal such as this – to cut $16 million from the state’s budget without affecting services to residents – then we could wipe out the $2 billion deficit that greeted Governor Christie when he entered office,” Chiusano said. “That’s probably an overly simplistic notion, but it does stress the point that we are under severe economic distress and must be diligent about not wasting a single tax dollar, let alone 16 million of them.
Emphasis mine. I don’t for one second buy that either gives much thought to cutting “without affecting services to residents.” Feh.
But I guess Chiusano and McHose just announced that if you’re elderly, disabled, getting clobbered with eminent domain, have a kid at risk for lead poisoning or anything else Chen oversaw last year, well, Gary Chiusano’s your man, and Alison Littell McHose is your woman. Feel free to give them a call if you have any issues.
And meanwhile, here’s some people who see the value in an advocate for citizens, even when it means protecting them against their own government. Hey, that sounds like a concept Chiusano & McHose could get behind.