Republican gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie says it's clear that Gov. Jon Corzine "has no control over the budget or our government."
"He promised four years ago to change the way Trenton budgeted, but this budget uses billions in one-shot gimmicks, including this latest tax amnesty windfall, that will have to be made up in future budgets," Christie said in a statement released today. "This kind of haphazard governing by chance just doesn't cut it when we're facing 8.8% unemployment, skyrocketing property taxes and real pain for all middle class New Jerseyans."
Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union), the Democratic State Chairman, criticized Christie's legislative allies from voting against the tax amnesty bill which he says "yielded hundreds of millions of dollars" in new revenues.
"If the Christie Right Wing Republicans had their way the tax amnesty legislation would have never passed," said Cryan. "Christie campaign co-chairs (Senate Minority Leader Thomas) Kean and (Assembly Minority Leader Alex) DeCroce and party Chairman (Jay) Webber all put politics ahead of helping New Jersey's taxpayers. They voted along partisan lines against a measure that was thoughtfully conceived during a national recession to provide added relief to responsible taxpayers by going after those who were delinquent."
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"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran- Star-Ledger
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