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Union Leaders Compare New Jersey Gov. Christie To Hitler At Rally

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Labor leaders rallying for collective bargaining rights for public employees in New Jersey are comparing Gov. Chris Christie to Adolph Hitler.

They say it would take World War III to get rid of him.

The workers are protesting a deal reached by Christie and Democratic legislative leaders that uses legislation to require state workers to pay more for health insurance and pensions.

Traffic into Trenton was backed up for miles during the morning rush as thousands of members of the state teachers union, police and firefighters, CWA and AFL-CIO made their way to the Statehouse.

A 10-foot inflatable rat has a sign that reads: “Pension Betrayal.” Workers also brought along a coffin with a sign that says “The death of collective bargaining.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • je

    how much does the gov. and other pol. pay into thier health and welfare



  • Jack

    Do these union thugs know no bounds of decency? Last year they were hoping that Gov. Christie would die, now they’re comparing him to Hitler and calling for WWIII?

    Thank God states al over the country are coming to their senses and ending the greed, graft and corrupt political patronage that are public sector unions. DROP shows us we need to do the same in PA.

  • Karen O

    It’s a shame that there are misinformed people out there like yourself about state union workers. I came from a non state job and I pay more now for my health insurance and pension than I ever did working in the corporate world.

    • cA

      I find that very hard to believe.

  • CAPS

    Stop your crying you over paid people and pay your fair share ! I didn’t get a raise in 2 years, yet my taxes went up to pay for your raises and perks ! CHRISTIE for PRES!

    • grumpy

      So it’s some one else’s fault because you didn’t get a raise?

      • grumpy

        As long as you people are led to believe in this divide and conquer theory of the far right then you deserve what you get from these fear mongers.

      • AS

        No, learn to read. It’s someone elses fault this state is going bankrupt.

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