By Editor | June 18th, 2009 - 4:57pm
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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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