|No, Seriously, I Love Black People!|
On February 11th 2010, Christie signed Executive Order No. 14, which declared a "fiscal state of emergency" for the state of New Jersey in the face of a then projected $2.2 billion budget deficit. Most notably, after cutting $475 million in state aid to more than 500 school districts, he lost out on $400 million in federal Race To The Top education grants due to a clerical error. He also suspended funds and asked for the elimination of the Department of the Public Advocate, a department responsible to make government "more accountable and responsive to the needs of New Jersey residents" through legal advocacy, policy research and reform and community and legislative outreach. Of course from the above report, things are just fine.
Now of course the societal scourge of the single black mother on welfare, well existed before Christie and even president Ronald Reagan. However, while this may be true, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention just how public policy exacerbates the struggle of single poor working mothers all across the country. As a matter of fact, current proposed GOP spending cuts will have a greater negative effect on minorities than anyone else in the country. But somehow I can hear some of you saying the extending tax cuts for the wealthy was the way to go.
Oh, did I mention that Christie loves Black people?