Chris Christie’s – up, up and away helicopter adventure

Though politics can be a dangerous subject to talk about in mixed company, you’ll never hear me deny that I just don’t like the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie.

In short, he’s pompous, arrogant and uses the same bullying practices found on playgrounds across the country to scare people into doing what he wants. That’s not true leadership no matter how you try and spin it.

He continues to tell residents how we should share in the sacrifices this state needs to make in order to become more fiscally responsible, and truthfully, many residents are already struggling just to get by. Perhaps you could understand his continued plea for New Jersey residents to tighten their own belts and bare some of the burden if he were doing the same, but he’s not.

He’s never once volunteered to reduce his own salary in an effort to save taxpayers money, regardless of his very public effort to do just that to thousands of public employees without the financial resources he is fortunate to possess.

But the icing on the cake came this week when Chris Christie used a state helicopter, paid for by hardworking taxpayers of the state, to attend his son’s baseball game in Montvale, NJ.  He continues to chastise individuals who abuse the positions they were nominated or elected to and yet here he is, shuttling him and his wife to a child’s extracurricular activity on New Jersey’s dime and time.

People all over the country LOVE Chris Christie’s in your face style of politics – continuing to urge him to make a run for president. But what those outside of New Jersey fail to realize is that Christie’s style of politics has done very little, in a positive way, for this state. Taxes continue to rise, foreclosures and unemployment are still a big issue, all while he continues to abuse his power just so he could attend his son’s baseball game.

Go ahead, continue to listen to the rhetoric that flows from Christie’s big mouth. But actions speak much louder than words ever will, and it doesn’t take a genius to realize he’s nothing more than a hypocrite in a suit.  From The Record newspaper in New Jersey: “Hypocrisy, even with the aid of a helicopter, does not fly.”