Christie the Socialist?

That’s how Steve Lonegan sees it. Lonegan, who lost to Christie in last June’s primary, blasted Christie’s appointment of Poonam Alaigh as health and human services commissioner. Here is some of what Lonegan said:

“In 2006, as a member of the Health and Senior Issues Transition Policy Group, Poonam Alaigh … supported the expansion of Medicaid and the state’s FamilyCare (S-CHIP) program to 350 percent of the poverty level.”

Oh my God – someone who supports helping people who aren’t rich. Alaigh sounds truly dangerous.

Lonegan adds, “We are gravely concerned that Governor Christie has appointed supporters of socialized medicine to the state’s three most important health bureaucracies where they will have the ability to turn New Jersey into a laboratory for their schemes to achieve a government-run system.” The reference was to the governor’s tapping of Janet Rosenzweig to the department of Children & Families, and Corzine holdover Jennifer Velez to remain at Human Service


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

One Response to Christie the Socialist?

  1. P says:

    Last week Lonegan calls him a Socialist, this week Lou (the Empty Suit) Greenwald says he’s killing the middle class, I guess he’s doing something right.

    P.S. The next time Dems complain that Christie isn’t giving them a heads-up on budget announcements remember this because yesterday the governor had the leadership from both parties in to given them a high level view of his budget and budget address. Today, the Dems are trying to make political hay of the info they received. No more Mr. Nice Guy.

    P.P.S. Lou – Other than raising taxes or running another round of fiscal gimmicks, What’s Your Plan?

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