Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, John Currie, reacted to Governor Christie’s line item veto of a budget-balancing bill that would have restored payments the state promised to make to its pension fund.
(Trenton) — Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, John Currie, reacted to Governor Christie’s line item veto of a budget-balancing bill that would restore payments the state promised to make to its pension fund.
“The governor’s use of the line item veto pen underscores his failed leadership, misguided priorities, and refusal to honor the commitment he made to New Jerseyans. The fact is, Chris Christie has been more harmful to New Jersey’s economy — and our reputation — than a tax increase on millionaires could ever be,” said Chairman Currie. “Chris Christie swore to impartially and justly perform his official duties, and to promote prosperity for all of our citizens, not just his rich Republican cronies. Instead, he continues to break promises to pensioners, Sandy survivors, immigrants, commuters, and others, while saddling hard-working middle class families with the costs of his political gambits.”
Governor Chris Christie’s term has been marred by abuses of power, the misuse of public funds, and other scandals that have cheated the people of New Jersey. Meanwhile, Mr. Christie has shamelessly promoted himself within conservative Republican political circles.
The governor remains under investigation by at least five separate entities, not including the three million dollar taxpayer-financed “whitewash” that a Christie-friendly law firm compiled to cover-up the governor’s involvement in the closing of access lanes on the world’s busiest bridge.
And, just the other day, news reports indicated that “corporations that contributed millions of dollars to the Chris Christie-led Republican Governors Association and other GOP campaigns have received public funding deals worth almost $1.25 billion from his New Jersey administration in less than two years.”
Chris Christie argues that the state cannot afford responsible economic policies, but the governor’s hypocrisy has already proven costly to New Jersey taxpayers.
CHRISTIE STILL BURDENING MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES WITH HIS FAILURES SAYS CURRIE
June 25, 2014 at 4:28pm
Today, before a select crowd in Camden County, Chris Christie’s truth-defying narrative took center stage, as the governor denied responsibility for an array of policy concerns.
(Trenton) — Today, before a select crowd in Camden County, Chris Christie’s truth-defying narrative took center stage, as the governor denied responsibility for an array of policy concerns.
Notably, to plug a projected $2.75 billion budget shortfall created by Christie’s overly optimistic revenue projections, the governor wants to cut planned pension contributions. His approach is to break the promises he made to hard working New Jerseyans, dismiss Democratic proposals, blame others for his mistakes, and then to personalize the state’s challenges.
“It’s shocking and disturbing that Governor Christie has no proposal to repair New Jersey’s troubled economy, and that he is incapable of accepting responsibility for his actions. In his carefully selected public appearances, he tells a few jokes, and then spins fictional tales that serve his political purposes but not our needs,” said John Currie, Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. “Chris Christie needs to stop burdening middle class families with his failures, and start being truthful about the messes he created.”
Governor Christie was willing to literally dance around his scandals on late night television earlier this month, but he refuses to acknowledge the severity of federal probes into his administration’s misuse of public funds, and prioritizes Republican campaign activities over New Jersey’s needs.
The fact is, Chris Christie’s policies have seriously undermined New Jersey’s economy, resulting in record six state credit downgrades, with further downgrades threatened, a massive hole in the New Jersey’s 2014 budget, the highest unemployment levels in the region, and a job creation rate that is ranked among the worst in the nation.