Christie: Europe will be a picnic compared to looming crisis if leaders only focus on politics

Governor Chris Christie told an audience at the Brookings Institute this morning that the U.S. economy will make Europe look like a picnic if our national leaders continue to play politics with the economy and look only as far as their own terms, rather than tell voters the truth.

Christie was also critical of New Jersey’s Democratic Legislature for failing to provide tax relief in order to make New Jersey more competitive with its neighboring states.

The Governor said that New Jersey voters have a sense of humor as evidenced by electing a conservative Republican governor while retaining a Democratic legislature.  “I think they just wanted to see what would happen,” Christie said.

Christie’s entire address to Brookings can be viewed here.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Christie: Europe will be a picnic compared to looming crisis if leaders only focus on politics”

  1. brian said at 1:28 pm on July 9th, 2012:

    The only thing that will solve our declining economy/country is Mathematics. There is NO COURAGE anywhere to address the problems of entitlements so they will implode causing massive bankruptcy—the entire country will be NYC circa 1977 soon.

  2. Well Then said at 8:46 am on July 10th, 2012:

    I’m glad the Governor wants to address domestic economics. While he is at it, he should explain why his budgets continue to give millions of dollars in additional aid to Newark, Camden and other inner cities to be squandered away. What is the difference between a Greek bailout and a Newark bailout Governor?

  3. speedkillsu said at 9:24 am on July 10th, 2012:

    What’s happening in Europe is already here but it’s just not being reported ,I’m sure this will happen to a few towns here .The city of Scranton, Pa., sent out paychecks to its employees Friday, like it does every two weeks. But this time the checks were much smaller than usual. Mayor Chris Doherty has reduced everyone’s pay — including his own — to the state’s minimum wage: $7.25 an hour.Doherty says his city has run out of money.http://www.npr.org/2012/07/07/156416876/scrantons-public-workers-pay-cut-to-minimum-wage