Wednesday, April 11, 2012
NJ Gov. Fatso, AKA, Chris Christie, opined Tuesday before a receptive Republican audience that included former president George W. Bush and Henry Kissinger that the U.S. is in danger of becoming a “paternalistic entitlement society” where people sit on the couch, “waiting for the next government check.”
Christie spent most of his 30-minute speech on New Jersey budget issues, but brought up national policy toward the end. He said it is the least optimistic period he’s ever seen for the nation.
“It’s because government’s now telling them, stop dreaming, stop striving, we’ll take care of you. We’re turning into a paternalistic entitlement society. That will not just bankrupt us financially, it will bankrupt us morally.”
The irony of the morbidly obese Christie dissing Americans and calling us coach potatoes apparently is lost on the New Jersey governor. On the other hand, maybe he’s trying his hand at comedy?