Sean Kelly, a corrections officer with the state who lives in Middletown, asked Christie how he would be able to afford health insurance. Under the governor’s proposal, many state employees would pay about a third of a health care plan’s cost, up from 1.5 percent of their salary.
“My paycheck just went up $4,” Kelly told Christie. “How am I supposed to live with that?”
Christie told Kelly he should be happy to have a job, given how many people in New Jersey are unemployed.
“It stinks, but it’s reality,” Christie told Kelly, referring to state employees paying more to receive less. “Other politicians made you promises they couldn’t keep. I’m the guy who has to be here when the party is over.”
There’s video of the Governor telling it like it is with skill and effect at the link and it’s well worth the time to watch. It’s seriously good stuff.