Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Christie Embraces Budget Strategies He Scorned as a Candidate - Hypochristie

 
Richard Perry/The New York Times


Running for New Jersey governor in 2009, Chris Christie hammered the Democratic incumbent, Jon S. Corzine, for using “one-shot gimmicks” to balance the budget, called it “unconscionable” to take away property tax rebates and railed against issuing more debt for transportation projects, promising to “start saying no to spending.”

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But in four years in office, Governor Christie, a Republican, has relied on the same kind of short-term strategies, diverting money for things like affordable housing and property tax rebates to balance the budget, and tapping funds intended for development of new sources of energy to keep the lights on in state buildings.
Mr. Christie made headlines when he declared he was canceling construction of a tunnel under the Hudson River to halt runaway costs, but he has issued more debt for transportation projects than any of his predecessors. Overall spending has risen 14 percent, and while state surpluses nationwide are growing, New Jersey’s has shrunk to its lowest percentage in a decade. The state’s bond rating is among the worst in the country. 
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3 comments:

texlahoma said...

I simply can't stand this guy.

He's like a male Hillary Clinton, a darling of the Illuminati, Banksters, New World order, powers that be, whatever you want to call them.
A big fat puppet, that they would love to be president.
I kind of feel sorry for the people that can't see that he's a complete fraud.

billy pilgrim said...

he's the biggest political whore i've seen in years. he only asset is his resemblance to ralph kramden.

texlahoma said...

Lol!
I never made the Ralph Kramden connection. I think being in charge of a bus instead of a state would better suit him.

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