Say What Governor?
During a question and answer session after his speech at the Reagan Library Governor Chris Christie gave an answer to a question regarding illegal immigration that just did not sound right. It came across more like a sound bite then something that he has actually done during his administration.
When the subject of Governor Rick Perry’s calling Republicans heartless for not wanting to give discounted tuition rates to the children of illegal immigrants, Christie gave this response:
“I want every child who comes to New Jersey to be educated, but I don’t believe that for those people who came here illegally, we should be subsidizing with taxpayer money, through in-state tuition their education,” Christie said. “And let me be very clear from my perspective: That is not a heartless position that is a common sense position.”
Hold your horses’ people, is this our Governor speaking? Is this man who had this to say about illegal immigrants?
It is true that Governor Christie did, during his campaign against Corzine, have the following to say:
But, what has he done about the problem of illegal immigrants paying in-state tuition rates. Why didn’t we hear a word from him when Morris Community College was going to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates?
And could this possibly be the same Christie who has never come out and admonished college presidents who would say something like this:
“The County College of Morris is taking a step in the right direction,” said G. Jeremiah Ryan, president of Bergen Community College, which already admits undocumented students. “Bergen will continue to support the removal of barriers to educational opportunities for the students we serve.”
Chris Christie continues to mesmerize people with what he says, but no one is looking at what he really does. It is about time for America to wake up and start doing their homework on our Governor.
There is an old saying; “You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk”? Governor Christie has the first part down pat. Unfortunately for the citizens of New Jersey he never has learned to follow through on the second part.