Christie has good timing

Today, the governor said he would not ask seniors covered by the state’s PADD or Senior Gold program to pay a $310 deductible as originally proposed. He also changed his mind and rescinded the idea of increasing co-pay for brand name drugs from $7 to $15 as originally envisioned.
Tomorrow, the govenor is scheduled to be the give the Keynote Speech at the AARP’s “Day at the Capital” Luncheon.
 

Hmm … give seniors a restored benefit the day before you speak to them. Must be a coincidence, no?

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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 has good timing

  1. P says:

    I think it was more targeted at the vote in the legislature tomorrow for the Millionaires Tax. This eliminates a need for a portion of it.

    On the other hand, the state is also saying that their final revenue projection for the current fiscal year is going to come up hundreds of millions of dollars short, so who knows where the money to cover that is coming from – http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2010/05/19/millionaires-tax-revenue-badly-missing-goal/#more-8612

    And if the last “millionaires” tax was way overestimated, you can pretty much assume that the Dems latest attempt to make the rich “pay their fair share,” will come up short of expectations (i.e., the revenue budgeted) too.

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