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.