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Statement by Colin Hanna, President of Let Freedom Ring, Commending NJ Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto for Standing Up to Governor Christie’s Healthcare Raid
“Governor Christie’s arrogance is on full public display this week as he ups the ante on his irresponsible plan to raid the reserve funds of not-for-profit health insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. He knows that there is little to no public or legislative support for it, so he’s resorting to extortion to get his way by threatening to hold up school funding.
“It’s rare for me to support a Democratic legislative leader over a Republican Governor, but in this case, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto is right, and I salute him for standing firm against Christie’s bullying. Speaker Prieto has displayed strong leadership throughout this fight because he knows Christie’s $300 million healthcare grab is nothing more than a tax on the back of New Jersey taxpayers and patients to pay for his political rehabilitation and legacy.
“My hope is that as the budget negotiations continue, other New Jersey legislative leaders, like Senate President Steve Sweeney, join Speaker Prieto in putting a stop to the Governor’s poison pill legislation.”