Here’s a cool clip from Rush Limbaugh’s website, which we found while looking for something else. Isn’t that always the way you find really cool stuff on the Internet?
RUSH: Chris Christie last night, in New Jersey on public TV, “Christie on the Line.” This is why people like the guy. In a prerecorded videotaped question, a woman named “Gail” says (sniveling), “You don’t send your kids to public schools, you send ’em to private schools. So I was wondering, Governor, why do you think it’s fair to be cutting school funding to public schools?”
CHRISTIE: Hey, Gail? You know what? First off: It’s none of your business. I don’t ask you where you send your kids to school; don’t bother me about where I send mine. Secondly: I pay $38,000 a year in property taxes for a public school predominantly in Mendham that my wife and I don’t choose to utilize because we believe — we’ve decided — as parents that we believe a religious education should be part of our children’s everyday education. So we send our children to parochial school. Third: I, as governor, am responsible for every child in this state, not just my own, and the decisions that I make are to try to improve the educational opportunities of every child in this state. So with all due respect, Gail, it’s none of your business.
We needed this 20 years ago when we were on a local school board during a teacher strike! If you haven’t been through one, you have no idea what the union thugs put you through. Look at Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker for a recent example.
Anyway, during our strike, teachers and “members of the public” called our homes repeatedly, urging us to “settle.” They could never explain what that meant. Dumb. A few asked why we home schooled our son while on the board of a public school system. Our answer was FAR less satisfactory than Chris Christie’s: “I’m here to represent taxpayers. My family pays taxes that support public schools.”
What do public schools have to do with investing? At least two things: One – supporters call tax revenues flowing to public schools “investments.” A joke. Two – if you can’t write clearly, you can’t think clearly. If you can’t think clearly, you can’t invest intelligently.