Chris Christie On Seriousness About Entitlement Reform

Is it possible to both be appalled at what Scott Walker is doing in Wisconsin where there was no budget crisis before he introduced tax breaks the state could not afford earlier this year and yet still be sympathetic to Chris Christie’s gutsy approach to achieving fiscal solvency in a state otherwise headed for an actual catastrophe? Because that’s how I feel.

Is there something I’m missing about either Walker or Christie? Because I’ve yet to hear a good argument in Walker’s favor or one that substantively debunks Christie’s cases for his choices in New Jersey. Your Thoughts?

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.