By Art Gallagher
Three weeks after his profanity laced rant over Governor Chris Christie’s budget cuts, during which he threatened violence towards the Governor, Senate President Steve Sweeney says he’s still too angry to engage in the State’s business and “jokingly” says he hasn’t talked to Christie yet because there might not be enough troopers available to police the eventual face to face they’ll have.
Christie has proposed legislation that would reverse the cuts to “transitional aid” for New Jersey’s distressed urban areas. Sweeny said “people will die” as a result of those cuts, yet he has taken no action on the reversal Christie proposed.
As a State employee, Sweeney has first class health insurance. He should use it and get some anger management treatment.
Sweeney’s remarks were at a meeting with New Jersey Press Media’s (Gannett) editorial board in Neptune that played more like a group therapy session than it did an interview with the President of the Senate.
Sweeney told NJPM that shared services and education reform are next up on the Statehouse agenda, but not before he gets over his issues.
Sweeney also said he’s suspicious of Christie’s budget. He thinks Christie designed a budget that will get New Jersey’s fiscal house in order so that he can lower taxes in the next budget. In other words, Sweeney suspects Christie of working to keep his campaign promises.