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Nothing like closing out the year with a Bang! Just when I thought Governor Christie couldn’t say or do one more callous, elitist thing; just when I thought he couldn’t give the middle class, the working poor, the unemployed, minorities, seniors, women, children, taxpayers, teachers, public schools, students, public employees, the LGBT community, hourly-wage workers, Sandy survivors, commuters, Dreamers, people in dire need of medical marijuana (did I leave anyone out?) any more of a kick in the craw, he saves the last, big shiv for the end of the year. Commenting on Comptroller Matthew Boxer’s departure next month, Christie said:
“He needs to go make some money. He’s got a family. At $140,000, he can’t put aside the money he needs to do it. It’s well below his market value.’’
Hellooo… Anyone else out there working below their ‘market value’? Anyone else not able to put aside the money they need to provide for their family? Yes, I thought so. Thanks to the governor there are millions of us. I wonder when he will be championing our cause for a better paying job?
For the record, I don’t know Mr. Boxer, and my beef is not with him. He was appointed six years ago by Gov. Corzine, and apparently has done an admirable job. Good for him! I truly hope he finds a great job in the private sector that will allow him to provide for his family in the way he sees fit. We should all be so fortunate. I have no knowledge of his personal finances, but I do know that $140K a year is a comfortable salary for a family of four in New Jersey. But if he needs to move on to a higher paying job, so be it. I wish him good luck in his search.
But, for the governor of the state with the highest unemployment rate in the region, stagnant job growth and an insultingly low minimum wage (which will change on Wednesday) to single out Boxer as somehow struggling while the rest of us are oh… I dunno… ringing in the New Year with a delightful 1928 Krug and $2600 Knipschildt truffles is the height of pomposity, and should be a glaring red flag (as if there aren’t enough already) as to how a POTUS Christie would operate.