Friday, April 1, 2011

The Boss slams NJ budget cuts in letter to editor

Bruce Spreingsteen praised his hometown paper for describing how New Jersey's budget cuts were hurting the middle class as well as the poor. In yesterday's letter to the Asbury Park Press, he writes,
...your article shows that the cuts are eating away at the lower edges of the middle class, not just those already classified as in poverty, and are likely to continue to get worse over the next few years. I'm always glad to see my hometown newspaper covering these issues.

(It's a sentiment we share, btw.)

The story that The Boss likes so much (read it here) notes that the state's lard-ass Gov. Chris Christie raised taxes for the poor, cuts services to the middle class and slashes taxes for the rich.

Ironically, Christie is such a Springsteen fan he keeps a collection of ticket stubs from The Boss's concerts. You have to wonder: Does Christie think "Nowhere to run, nowhere to go" is a good thing?