New Jersey GOP Sours On Their Governor

IMG_2195ATLANTIC CITY – Gov. Chris Christie was across the pond Monday on a foreign trip to London, dealing with a series of public relations problems. First there was report in The Bergen Record about how businesses awarded state tax breaks are paying for his travel. Then The New York Times published a piece detailing how the…

Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, NJ GOP | Tags: , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “New Jersey GOP Sours On Their Governor”

  1. Really? said at 8:38 am on February 6th, 2015:

    I’ll believe it when the Republicans in the senate vote to override Christie’s veto of the Port Authority Transparency Bill on March 5th.

    So far the likes of Kyrillos, Beck, Singer,Thompson have refused to say Christie is unethical and wrong. Their silence tells me they support misconduct and corruption!!

  2. The Upcoming Assembly Vote Will Be a Referundum On Christie's Behavior said at 10:16 am on February 6th, 2015:

    Like it or not folks, the upcoming Assembly elections WILL BE a referendum on Christie. Those Republicans running for election–especially those running for RE-ELECTION, better distance themselves and denounce this man’s unethical and expensive taxpayer unfriendly ways.

    Those that remain silent, only support this man and his obnoxious, wasteful ways!

  3. Where's the Republican Cheerleaders on this site???? said at 10:25 am on February 6th, 2015:

    Led by Chief Cheerleader Jim Grenelli???

  4. The Bayshore Bulldog said at 4:29 pm on February 6th, 2015:

    Nothing here that Steve Lonegan didn’t warn us about in 2009, or Seth Grossman in 2013. Republicans were worshiping the golden calf of Chris Christie and strayed from Conservative principles. Now we are paying the price.

  5. Scott Neuman said at 11:51 pm on February 6th, 2015:

    If Bathgate has moved on, you know you’ve got problems and no way does Guadagno get away clean with ballot fraud certification charges filed in court already to answer for. Hoping to run out the clock?

  6. I'm Soured! said at 10:42 am on February 7th, 2015:

    Let’s run down his success:

    Unemployment: New Jersey has the highest percentage of working-age adults in the country still grappling with long-term unemployment. New Jersey’s unemployment rate is 6.6 percent, considerably higher than the national rate of 5.8 percent, making the state 32nd in the nation.

    Job creation: New Jersey ranks dead last among the 50 States in job growth during Christie’s governorship. New Jersey has recovered fewer than half of the 257,900 jobs it lost.

    Credit rating: Three major credit agencies have cut the state’s credit rating since Christie became governor, making it costlier to borrow money. Furthermore, New Jersey’s credit rating moved downward for an eighth time, which is projected to cause another downgrade of the credit rating within two years. The reason for the downgrade is because of Gov. Christie’s intentional failure to fund the pension – a blatant disregard of HIS signature pension reform law.

    Economic growth: New Jersey was just one of seven U.S. states whose economy shrank. The state ranked 36th in terms of GDP growth.

    Taxes: New Jersey is 50th in the Tax Foundation’s annual report, which ranks which states have the most business-friendly (translation: lowest) taxes. Tax burden grew by 18.6 percent for the average family under Christie.

    Home prices and foreclosures: Mortgage delinquencies have increased 2.8 percent since Christie took over, the highest of any state in the nation. Plus, home prices are down 6.7 percent in that time, putting New Jersey in the bottom quarter of all states.

    Poverty: New Jersey has reached a 52-year high, with 24.7 percent of the state below the poverty level. New Jersey is one of just three states that saw more people falling into poverty than rising above it. Nearly 1 million New Jerseyans lived below the poverty line in 2013, up from nearly 935,000 in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, New Jersey is only one of three states where poverty has gone up according to the latest U.S. Census data. (New Mexico and Washington are the two others.) Back in 2007, 8.6 percent of the state lived below the poverty line. That went up to 9.4 percent in 2009 and in 2013 hit 11.4 percent.

    Courts: Gov. Christie had the opportunity to change New Jersey’s Liberal Supreme Court to Conservative but choose to make it even more liberal.

    Pension: Gov. Christie has exacerbated the pension problem because he has reneged on his signature pension reform law. Gov. Christie has now caused a greater burden on the tax payers by costing twice as much over five years. By cutting the $2.4 billion payment it is estimated, according to the Governor’s own financial team, to cost tax payers $4.2 billion. If his landmark pension reform legislation (just three years ago) was to save the pension and NJ tax-payers why does he demand more? He either lied to all New Jerseyans, then and/or now, or is wholly incompetent.

    BridgeGate/Port Authority/Hunterdon Prosecutor’s Office investigations.

  7. Jim Granelli said at 1:35 pm on February 7th, 2015:

    @ Where’s

    Learn how to spell my name correctly and I’ll respond to that comment. After all, I’ve been around here enough and my detractors seem to know everything about who I am despite not knowing me at all

  8. Jim Granelli said at 1:36 pm on February 7th, 2015:

    Oh, and I do have a life. I am not necessarily here every day like some of the liberals are trying to play “gotcha politics”