Gov. is going after Sweeney

Here’s a release from the governor’s office:

If you missed it earlier this afternoon, Senate President Sweeney was a guest on America Live with Megyn Kelly on Fox News, where they discussed Governor Christie’s Reform Plan for New Jersey’s pension system

At one time Senator Sweeney was crystal clear in saying that reforming the system was critically and urgently needed if it were to survive.  Yet suddenly the need is less and his once strong words about fundamental reform have been replaced with the same tired rhetoric New Jerseyans have heard for decades.

 It is true that Sweeney was a pension reform booster earlier this year, but has now apparently changed his mind.


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.

3 Responses to Gov. is going after Sweeney

  1. P says:

    Unfortunately, Steve Sweeney is all hat and no cattle. He talked a good game when he knew the weak-kneed governor that preceded Christie would block any real reforms. Now that he has a real chance to partner with a governor who is willing to get the job done, he’s turned tail and is sucking up to the the public sector unions that he knows he’ll need if he ever wants to run for governor. Sad, because he at least understands the problem, Sheila Oliver doesn’t have a clue, and as a double-dipper, she isn’t inclined to cut her own platinum plated benefits.

    NJ needs real public sector benefit reform now – pensions & health care.

  2. Ed France says:

    Mr Sweeney is another example of a person who has been paid off,and has been in too long. How does he fool the voters? he could write a book on how to make money off the taxpayers. The people are at fault for electing this man term after term.You get who you vote for.

  3. P says:

    With the long-term financial viability of the state and it’s public employee benefits’ plans hanging in the balance, why are none of the Christie bashers offering any support for action on either the governor’s tool kit proposal, or some meaningful alternative by the Democrats?

    The silence is defining!

    The legislature should move this debate to the front of its calendar for the rest of the year. Before January 1, municipalities and school boards need to know what support the state is going to provide to help them manage the new Cap 2.0 that was passed and signed into law this summer. To do anything else would be a dereliction of duty.

    In 13 months time the voters of NJ will be going to the polls. There will be hell to pay if the legislature just sits on it hands.

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