I don't live in New Jersey, but I really need someone who supports the good governor to tell me what he has done for that state that earns him rock star status. (Sorry Shaq. Stick to dunking basketballs. You don't know anything about politics.)I know he is good at bullying people, (he would get Richie Incognito's vote)but can he really govern?
I mean the facts tell me that he hasn't been all that.
Here is what Catherine Haig writes:
"Republican Chris Christie, current Gov of NJ, will be throwing his big pants into the 3 ring circus that promises to be another fiasco in the ruining of America – the 2016 race for the White House.
But be aware, the people in NJ were LIED TO BY THEN ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NJ, CHRIS CHRISTIE who became NJ Gov. on a list of lies like no other candidate before him.
Talk about corruption – Chris Christie embodies “THE BIG BULLY” Theory as if he wrote the theory himself.
These are what Chris Christie promised NJ: He promised not to raise taxes or allow property taxes to go over a 2% cap however it was a SOFT CAP which allowed Municipalities to skirt the percent and ours went up to 8% giving us a whopping $6000 dollars a year to pay for what exactly? We don’t have kids, we are gay, we have two dogs and a house that is valued $65 thousand dollars lower than what we paid for and now we have to pay $6000 a year in property taxes?
How is that not raising taxes, GOV Christie?
....New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie largely avoided factual claims in a Republican convention keynote address that was heavy on generalities, opinion and platitudes. The pugnacious former prosecutor exaggerated a bit, though, when he bragged about his accomplishments as governor, and he repeated the common but false claim that the president’s health care law interferes with the doctor-patient relationship.
- Christie said he delivered “three balanced budgets with lower taxes.” Actually, he cut the state Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income residents and the popular property-tax rebate program for renters and homeowners. It’s a matter of interpretation whether those are tax hikes or spending reductions. A proposed 10 percent income tax cut hasn’t been enacted.
- He said he took on public-sector unions to reform a pension system “headed to bankruptcy” and “saved retirees their pension.” That’s accurate as far as it goes. But the state is not fully funding the revamped system, and the pension liabilities gap will begin to grow again.
- Regarding teachers, Christie said he ended “the guarantee of a job for life regardless of performance.” That’s correct. Christie worked with a Democratic Legislature to make significant changes to the tenure system — even providing a path to fire tenured teachers with negative evaluations.
Throw in the fact that he is against things such as proper gun control and same sex marriages, and I think that he would be right at home with the Tea Party wing of his party.
“What do you want? I’m tired of you people,”
Governor, I truly wish that they were tired of you.