Audio: Chris Christie Lets Loose at Secret Koch Brothers Confab
The above articles are the follow-up to what I paged earlier re the Koch Brothers fund-raising seminar. Not only was 9/11 truther Andrew Napolitano a keynote speaker, but so too was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie - referred to by David Koch as “my kind of guy.” Easy to see why:
He presented his accomplishments in New Jersey as a model for curing the nation’s ills: “We know the answers. They’re painful answers. We’re going to have to reduce Medicare benefits. We’re going to have to reduce Medicaid benefits. We’re going to have to raise the Social Security age. We’re going to have to do these things. We’re going to have to cut all types of other government programs that some people in this room might like.”
But heaven forbid taking taxes back to Clinton levels for on the worth-22-billion each Koch Brothers, oh no, that would be cruel and inhumane 9_9
During the Q&A, one of the questioners wondered what Christie had learned in New Jersey that might be applied to the nation. His answer was direct: “This is not hard. We spend too much. We borrow too much. We tax too much. It is time to turn those three things around.”
“Now, pain will be inflicted when we change that,” he went on. “People are going to do with less. People who are used to having entitlement at a certain level will not have them at that level anymore. That’s the story.” Christie cited Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s “courageous” and “thoughtful plan” to “fix those systems” by replacing Medicare with a voucher program.
Yes. That’s right. Poor, vulnerable, elderly, middle-class, working-class? YOU GET USED TO LESS! Obscenely wealthy oligarch worth $22 billion? Awww, does Baby wanna another tax cut? *smooch*
I am so disgusted by this I don’t know what to say. If Chris Christie is so enamored by the Kochs and their ilk, and convinced the free market solves all, let him beg them for Hurricane Irene disaster aid instead of asking the federal government. Oh, wait, the Kochs fund AGW-denying groups, so I guess the Hurricane and its storm surge/floods are just a liberal plot to get funding. e_e
I should also add that David Koch ran for vice president in 1980 on the libertarian ticket, and called for, among other things, the abolition of Social Security. At that time, he got 1 percent of the vote. But if he can dupe, manipulate, and trick enough American voters with an extremist-in-moderate-clothing candidate like Christie, he just might get to be president-by-proxy after all.
“And now, a toast to social security being toast!”
Bonus misogyny: Chris Christie bills rape victims for their evidence kits
Happily, the legislation sailed through both houses of the NJ legislature, but they too have hit a stumbling block…It is Governor Chris Christie who has failed to sign the legislation that has been sitting on his desk for ten weeks.
In 2010, almost a thousand reported rapes happened in the state of New Jersey. That means while Mr. Christie sits in his chair stroking his chin and trying to decide whether victims should be charged and pursued by bill collectors if they can’t pay up, 190 women (give or take a few) will be getting an invoice for their own victimization.