An embattled Gov. Chris Christie is trying to regain his political mojo with a new campaign to reform New Jersey’s pension system and its $52 billion debt.
“This is the goal I will dedicate myself to in the remaining years of my governorship,” Christie proclaimed in his budget address. It’s a message he is repeating at town-hall style meetings to rally public support and divert attention from scandals.
But unless Christie fixes his own administration’s pension abuses, the governor risks charges of hypocrisy. According to New Jersey Watchdog investigations: