So Dirty Jon Corzine goes to the Shore the other day, only to be met by a group of irate small business owners struggling mightily under the King's levys and fees.
Settle, settle, he tells them. The fault lies not with my budget priorities, but...
Man, you gotta read this:
Business owners such as Bill Lloyd, landlord of a rental property that houses Avalon Coffee and Teaberry Antiques,....said he was disappointed with the 25 percent cut Corzine proposed for tourism promotions, which is Cape May County's No. 1 industry.
Corzine's budget increases spending for grade-school education and children's health programs....
While the governor was speaking, a few miles away U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd, criticized state shortfalls in beach replenishment Monday during an address to the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce....LoBiondo said the governor's decision to fund just $18 million instead of $25 million for beach replenishment means New Jersey stands to lose federal matching grants.
The Ocean City Chamber opposed the cuts last week, saying the city needs its beaches to attract tourists.
Here it comes:
Corzine said people will continue to visit New Jersey because of its location and because it is less expensive than other destinations. Meanwhile, a bigger threat to the shore is climate change, he said.
"We've got the best programs in the country to pull back carbon buildup," Corzine said.
Wow. So not only is he raising their taxes and cutting spending on the very natural resources these people need to survive, he's telling them their problems are not his fault, but Mother Nature's. But don't worry - King Corzine is here to protect you! Just keep forking over those taxes, and he'll fight the big bad Climate Gods, and you guys will still be free to scurry around and make (less) money. And since he spending your moeny by expanding programs for kids and grannies, why, you ought to feel downright good about your current circumstances!
Kinda like a high priest of the ancient temple, saying that only by tithing him could you avoid the wrath of the gods. And shaking, you gladly paid him, and thanked him for what peace you have.
Maybe this is nto the kind of man New Jersey wants as a governor anymore? Actually - maybe this is not the type of man America wants as a president anymore?
Hat tip: Corzine Emptied My Wallet