It's Chris Christie appreciation day at the Examiner 

Today at the Examiner, Gene Healy has a terrific column on the amazing work Gov. Christie is doing getting New Jersey's fiscal house in order. And David Freddoso already noted his appearence on Morning Joe spreading his prudent gospel of more spending cuts and fewer taxes. Also not to be missed is today's Wall Street Journal column by Bill McGurn on Christie today. It consists in large part of quotes from Christie:

The children will be the ones to suffer from your education cuts. "The real question is, who's for the kids, and who's for their raises? This isn't about the kids. Let's dispense with that portion of the argument. Don't let them tell you that ever again while they are reaching into your pockets."

Why not renew the 'millionaire's tax'? "The top 1% of taxpayers in New Jersey pay 40% of the income tax. In addition, we've got a situation where that tax applies to small businesses. I'm simply not going to put my foot on the back of the neck of small business while I want them to try to grow jobs by giving more revenue to New Jersey."

Budget cuts are unfair. "The special interests have already begun to scream their favorite word—which, coincidentally, is my 9-year-old son's favorite word when we are making him do something he knows is right but does not want to do—'unfair.' . . . One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 towards his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life, and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits—a total of $3.8 million on a $120,000 investment. Is that fair?"

More pearls from the governor at the link.

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