Governor-elect Christie in today's Bergen Record:
“I refused during the campaign to come up with some type of slick, packaged proposal that people were going to say, ‘Oh, wow, that’s a miracle, there’s going to be no pain involved.’”
Instead, Christie’s plan for reducing property taxes targets government spending in general. The hundreds of town councils and schools districts in New Jersey where most of the money generated by local property taxes is spent are going to be held more accountable, he said.
We're going to be held more accountable? School districts already have accountability regulations that stretch from here into eternity. Piles and piles of paperwork. Micromanaging rules about what kind of paper we can print our newsletters on. So the strategy is no "magic" plan (or any specific plan), but massive amounts of "accountability regulations." This ought to be interesting...
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