It's easy to criticize a bold and decisive plan to change the status quo, even when the status quo isn't getting the job done. But, the alternative — staying the course — is sometimes just not acceptable.
Consider the historic proposal put forth by Governor Chris Christie to drastically change the gambling, horse racing and entertainment industry in the state. One of the most significant portions of the plan has to do with Atlantic City. Christie is proposing that the state of New Jersey take over gambling and tourism activities in the city. It's no secret that casino revenues have dropped by 25 percent in just the past few years and about 12,000 jobs have been lost during that time. A recent editorial in The Star-Ledger said; "If this keeps up, Atlantic City will soon become Camden East." Simply put, Atlantic City is not a particularly attractive place for millions of people who have countless choices on where to spend their discretionary dollars.