Video: The obligatory “Christie tells teacher to find a new job if she doesn’t like her pay” clip

posted at 5:50 pm on May 26, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Cubachi. Yeah, we covered this last night, but (a) a daily allotment of “common sense porn” does a body good and (b) this is so awesome that it might — might — replace Humpbot as the official Hot Air victory video. I’m not promising anything. I’m just sayin’.

You know what the best part of this is, aside from the teacher congratulating herself for doing it for the love after she just spent two minutes haranguing Christie about money? Apparently — if it’s the same Rita Wilson — she already makes in excess of $86,000. Perfect.

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IF she would make $83,000 at $90/hr, that means only 116 working days if you assume an 8 hr day. That is only 17 weeks a YEAR!

I would love to have a job that paid me that, provided health care and a pension AND let me have 35 weeks of vacation a year.

OBQuiet on May 26, 2010 at 10:52 PM

Damn… why can’t WA have a governor like this?

Knuckledragger on May 27, 2010 at 12:52 AM

These woman are still lashing out at their fathers. At some point in life ladies, its time to realize that you’re not little girls anymore.

Saltysam on May 27, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Wow! Witchy women. They are screeching at him and turning their backs on him, they had no intention of listening to his “solutions”. They just wanted to gripe. Go back home ladies, he’s not your husband, he’s the governor. He’s doing a job and if you find it to much to do your job at your pay, like he said, ‘there’s the door. Don’t let it hit you on the a$$ on the way out.’ How many people get paid $80,000.00 a year to do any job? Now how many get paid to $80,000.00 plus massive benefits while only working 280 days out of the year if your employer is lucky? Don’t kid yourselves, dolls. You’ve got it pretty cushy and I think you know it.

Sultry Beauty on May 27, 2010 at 2:04 AM

Man, this guy is pretty straight forward and honest.

Why can’t people grow the hell up and realize budgets have to be cut and you may be affected?

therightwinger on May 27, 2010 at 7:32 AM

When truth and common sense meets entitlement sophistry.
Christie like Rudy before him is a local politics game changer.
Deal with it.

RobCon on May 27, 2010 at 10:05 AM

They cannot effective debate him because they know he is right. Plan B….nasty personal attacks. Christie has a very tough skin so that will not work either.

RobCon on May 27, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Awesome! After townspeople unsympathetic response to Rita’s ‘plight’, notice she can only have Juan Williams’ ‘comeback’, i.e., Be More Louder than the rest of the voices.

The old stand by, “Teachers do it for the love of children”, doesn’t seem to hold the same power over PEOPLE anymore. It did not persuade me of her undying love for the children, and it seemed few were swayed by her statement.

Sir Napsalot on May 27, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Ask a teacher what their retirement package is, and they’ll tell you they don’t get social security…. my my…. but with a $100,000.00 a year pension, who needs the miserable $28,000.00 in social security?

afotia on May 27, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Why oh why did I choose a BA on a wrong career? I could have switched over, made a Master’s degree (keeping up to date w/techniques, curriculum’s, seminars and such) and I’d sacrifice whatever mental sanity I have left to deal with 30 kids every year.

That is a nice compromise. No way no how I’d be able to make that much money-not even applying through USAJOBS at the local level. I’d have to move to DC or VA, with a Major on Butt Kissing.

ProudPalinFan on May 27, 2010 at 10:53 AM

My question: Do male teachers earn more than female teachers? I know there are few of them, but there’s still this man vs. woman income in most careers.

ProudPalinFan on May 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Crap! Note to self: Find a teacher job (special needs) for a friend of mine.

ProudPalinFan on May 27, 2010 at 11:01 AM

It’s a shame that all government workers do not have the same personality and leadership capabilities and Gov. Christie – telling the truth in terms that even the common public can understand.

Further, demanding more wages without increased productivity is called theft.

The bottom line, those in this crowd and I am sure many crowds that Gov. Christie will face in the future will not be able to handle the truth.

MSGTAS on May 27, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Too bad Gov. Christie’s popularity poll number is in the tank. He’s too good for NJ.

After his term is done, he can look to higher office to run.

Sir Napsalot on May 27, 2010 at 11:49 AM

$83,000? If only I could get that much. I get just over half of her compensation and I teach college kids chemistry at a state 4-year university (granted, it’s not NJ). So I get kids from high schools with teachers who get paid far more than I do, and I have to correct all the mistakes those Education majors have been filling their brains with for the past 4 years.

gee, thanks Rita. You’re a pal.

Nethicus on May 27, 2010 at 3:18 PM

So far, I like what I hear from Gov. Christie. This is what leadership is all about. If he gets tired of NJ, I know a spot at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. that could use a new tennant.

tomshup on May 27, 2010 at 5:54 PM

At least the biotch has a job, unlike some of us, and pretty plush benefits and retirement plan. And yet, all I keep hearing about is the greedy bankers and so on. Give me a freakin break lady. Get real.

fullogas on May 27, 2010 at 10:18 PM

F***ing Refreshing, You go Christie!!

oped01 on May 28, 2010 at 2:27 AM

State employee here (NC – higher ed)… no raise two years straight… one-time pay cut last year to meet budget gap… make nowhere NEAR $86K/year… get over it, lady.

mankai on May 28, 2010 at 9:10 AM


I love his clarity. He uses words precisely. He was polite and mature. He could explain his point.

The teacher was totally outclassed. IMHO unfit to teach

entagor on May 28, 2010 at 11:56 AM

When she said, “you are not paying me for my education or my experience” she lost all credibility, then she sheiked and walked away. How does a state pay morons on this level so far above their intellectual capacity. No wonder the states arem bankrupt. It would interesting to see what success level she has on advancing her students. Have incentives in the pay scale for successful teachers and flush the garbage that could care less. Make objectivity the basis for pay and not emotional blathering.

volsense on May 28, 2010 at 6:07 PM