BREAKING: Court Hands NJ Gov. Christie a Victory on Pension Reform

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut pensions by up to $1.57 billion! This is good news for taxpayers and a big defeat to greedy, grasping unions. It could also set a precedent for other states.

Public employee pensions are in the toilet in every state, but so far not many cuts have been made in these overly generous packages. Now no less than the state of New Jersey is leading the way in cutting government leeches–er, I mean employee–pensions.

New Jersey’s highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, a move that could bolster the Republican’s presidential hopes but still leave the state with fiscal struggles ahead.

The court, in reversing a lower court ruling, said while it laments the “staggering” loss of public trust resulting from broken promises, the pension payment at issue was not a contractual obligation entitled to constitutional protection.

Christie cut a $1.6 billion state contribution to the public pension system last year because of a revenue shortfall. The state’s pension system has about $83 billion of unfunded liabilities and was funded at only about 44 percent in fiscal 2014.

Now, this needs to happen in EVERY state!

This isn’t a glamorous issue, granted. But if something isn’t done about these out of control union pension deals, every state in the union will go bankrupt.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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