Wall Street Journal holds New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's feet to the fire in an article today on double-dipping state politicians. In New Jersey, state officials have been simultaneously drawing their pensions and salaries at the same time. For example, the Essex County Executive Joe DiVencenzo is retired and receives a pension of $68,862 in addition to his salary of $153,207.
Mr. Christie has been quick to publicly go after people who cross him—by name. He criticized Lee Seitz, superintendent of the Parsippany-Troy Hills school district, and the Parsippany school board for inking a contract that exceeded Mr. Christie's proposed pay caps. He called Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver a liar and bashed executives at the state's largest teachers union for half-million-dollar paydays.
But he's been more reserved in his personal criticism of people who are allies, helping him move forward with changes to the state's education, taxation, and pension and benefits systems