Union Exec: Christie Is Hitler

By Maggie Haberman
|  Friday, Jun 17, 2011  |  Updated 7:02 AM EDT
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Gov. Chris Christie is like Adolf Hitler and New Jersey is like Nazi Germany, a local labor leader declared at a rally against the governor’s proposed pension reform moves Thursday.

“It took World War II to get rid of the last Adolf Hitler — it’s gonna take World War III to get rid of Adolf Christie!” shouted Communications Workers of America vice president Chris Shelton at a rally outside the statehouse in Trenton.

“Welcome to Nazi Germany!” Shelton said when he first took the podium.

He went on, “The first thing they did, the first thing the Nazis and Adolf Hitler did, was go after the unions, and that’s what Christie and his two generals are trying to do in New Jersey!”

Shelton was referring to state Senate president Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, two Democrats with whom the governor reached an agreement this week on a pension reform bill.

The rally was scheduled before the deal was announced.

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