Christie Enlists 'The Rock' In Video On Pension Reform Fight - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Christie Enlists 'The Rock' In Video On Pension Reform Fight

Posted: Updated:

The latest YouTube video from Gov. Chris Christie's office portrays his ongoing fight for pension form as a Hollywood action thriller, and he's got a famous sidekick.

The movie-trailer-style video posted to Christie's YouTube channel says it's from "Statehouse Studios" – complete with a screen indicating it's "Rated R For Reform." It uses dramatic music, movie footage and language as well as some guest appearance from actor and wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to portray the battle in epic terms.

"The looming crisis is clear," Christie states. "We can no longer stand around and say, 'It's not a problem. Don't worry about it.'"

Other scenes of Christie speaking are punctuated with on-screen text that reads "tough choices" and "new resolve."

Later, the clip, which is titled "No pain. No Gain." says the saga will star "Governor Christie," "The People of New Jersey," "The Rock," and "The N.J. Legislature (Hopefully)…"

Christie has been focusing on the state's new budget and his push for more public pension and benefits reforms at recent town hall forums.

Protesters angry about the budget and education funding, however, repeatedly interrupted the governor's last town hall.

In June, a judge sided with Christie and said he can cut contributions for public employee pensions.

Christie said at the time that in order to balance the budget he would have to cut about $2.5 billion in payments to the state employee pension program. He said it was the only way to close a nearly $3-billion budget gap and vowed to veto any bills that raise taxes.

The governor then went on to veto Democratic tax hikes and delay contributions to the public employees' pension fund to fill the budget gap, and he has been defending those choices.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Roxborough Fire Destroys Family-Owned Dry-Cleaning Business

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:39:24 GMT

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

    A fire destroys a family-owned business early Monday morning in the Roxborough section of the city.

  • Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:15:23 GMT

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.


  • Alex Holley Premieres On 'Good Day Philadelphia'

    Alex Holley Premieres On 'Good Day Philadelphia'

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:04:46 GMT

    Alex Holley arrived by way of a famous Wildwood Tramcar to join Mike and Sue Serio on the boards, along with some "Good Day Philadelphia" fans!

    Alex Holley arrived by way of a famous Wildwood Tramcar to join Mike and Sue Serio on the boards, along with some "Good Day Philadelphia" fans!


Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices