Tag Archive: NJ Working Families

#FightFor15: Sign this petition!

As far as I’m concerned jezebel had the best headline of the week: This was Christie at his most Christie. Running right over the needs of New Jersey’s working poor. Viewing the world through Republican-colored glasses. It’s a damn shame. New Jerseyans deserve better…
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QoTD Mejia: The Walker-Christie model

“Scott Walker’s campaign may be dead, but his anti-working family policies live on in the candidacy of Chris Christie. Like Walker, Governor Christie has staked his bid on reflexive hostility to hardworking public servants and wrongheaded opposition to pro-family policies like raising the minimum wage and paid sick days. NJ Working Families will continue to ‘tell it like it is’ about the mess the Walker-Christie model has made of New Jersey’s economy, until Christie joins Scott Walker on the losers bench.”

            – NJ Working Families Exec. Dir. Analilia Mejia

I’m intrigued by the idea that Scott Walker’s now-dead campaign lives on in some ghost-form imprinted on Chris Christie’s, particularly since Walker didn’t get what he wanted from the RGA when Christie ran it. Some nice symmetry to how much these guys have in common and how neither of them can shake the FAILstink of White House dreams nobody else shares.  

Transit Fare Rally

In his post earlier today, josef outlined how the Democrats are complicit with our anti-worker governor in the hike of NJ Transit fares and the failure to raise revenue to cover mass transit and infrastructure.

Today, in front of the Capitol Annex, a coalition of advocacy groups under the umbrella of New Jersey for Transit spoke about this situation. Here are some highlights:

A full, unedited audio podcast will be posted in a few days. Names and affiliations of the speakers are below the fold.

Analilia Mejia on Chris Hayes

From last night, this is Analilia Mejia of NJ Working Families, killing it on Chris Hayes. A segment called Pension reform made Gov. Christie a star. Until now.

Pension ‘reform’ made the guy famous, a bipartisan star. And as his propaganda advertised, a new kind of politician who was better than his predecessors of both parties – those saps that snagged pension money to close their own budget shortfalls. But that was then. Now, Christie’s sinking under his own budget mismanagement and unrealistic revenue projections, with policies based on corpo-loopholes, coddling the wealthy and telling regular people if they just pay in more and get less out, he’d keep a promise to fully fund the pension payments. Christie was supposed to be some new kinda politician. The darling of the Wall Street donor class, somebody they could get behind for 2016. Nope.  

Short ad. Just deal with it.

Below the fold, bonus video also from last night, on how Matt Mowers testimony might answer the question of Why was it suddenly time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee?