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I was born and raised in New Jersey; moved down to South Carolina 5 years ago. Prior to that, I lived in New Jersey my entire life. I left because it became impossible to make ends meet there, primarily due to an insanely high cost of living. That can be blamed, in part, to the excessive taxation levied on New Jersey residents, which is a direct result of rampant and grossly irresponsible Democrat policy and spending.

Enter Governor Christie who said No More. And he isn’t wasting any time arguing with ideologues who will not listen. He did it by executive order. Good for him! As you may have expected, the response by Democrats was stompy foot whining:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie freezes spending in New Jersey and you’d think the world had ended. Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly criticized Governor Christie for taking such hard stance. However New Jersey is facing a $2.2 billion dollar budget shortfall and tough stances are needed. Perhaps other states or heaven forbid the federal government would follow Chris Christie’s lead.

Within the New Jersey spending freeze, Christie even had the audacity to cut money to school districts which enjoy surpluses. One whiney democrat said that the districts would be forced to raise property taxes to make up for the shortfall in state aid. I suppose the terms “budget crisis” and “financial emergency” don’t resonate if you have a D beside your name, no matter where you’re from.

That’s right; a $2.2 BILLION deficit. So, Christie cut money to school districts who have a surplus. What? Asking people to spend their own money ?? That’s unheard of! Sadly, it has been unheard of in New Jersey, hence the problem. I suppose that makes too much sense to the power crazed Democrats in New Jersey.

He also had the audacity to expect that the NJ Transit Authority should be efficient and fiscally responsible. Egads!

Another cut came at the expense of New Jersey transit; Governor Christie cut subsidies saying that the system needs to be fiscally efficient. Democrats played the environment card on that one saying that Christie’s decision would hurt the environment and the economy because people needed the transit system to get to work.

Sigh. Hello, Democrats? Global warming is totally fake and a huge hoax. Kindly stop bankrupting us based on an Al Gore carbon offset Ponzi scheme scam. Plus, guess what? Some things can run, and be successful, without having Big Daddy Government in control of it. In fact, they are usually ONLY successful if the Government stays out of the darn way.

The full text of Christie’s speech addressing the fiscal state of emergency (a real one, not a Crisis ™ one) can be found here. I highly recommend reading it. You can also watch a video of the speech below. It may be confusing; it is a politician talking straight and having a backbone! I know how rare that is these days.

Governor Christie tells legislature NJ is in financial crisis

Kudos, Governor Christie. You are actually exceeding my expectations thus far. I hope, for the sake of all who are living and working in New Jersey, that you continue fighting the good fight. I think you may be the “one New Jersey was waiting for.”

Hope and change, baby.

h/t Moonbattery

» 30 Comments

  1. Milwaukee Mike

    February 13th, 2010

    A big FU to all the tax and spenders!

    (Fiscally Upstanding)

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  2. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 13th, 2010

    God bless him! I wish he would move to Connecticut and run for Govenor.

    Let’s hope he doesn’t end up with Jimmy Hoffa floating in a 55 gallon drum somewhere.

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  3. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 13th, 2010

    On second thought, I wish he would move to Connecticut and run for Governor, not Govenor.

    I just washed my hands and I can’t do a thing with them.

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  4. Zonga

    February 13th, 2010

    Thanks for a fabulous post, Lori.

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  5. Tim

    February 13th, 2010

    How can he be governor? He … he … looks … uhhh … overweight!

    (Sarcasm)

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  6. mark

    February 13th, 2010

    Lucky NJ …. here in CO our lame duck jackass governor and democratically controlled house and senate are ramming through every tax they can think of.

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  7. ScratchNSniff

    February 13th, 2010

    If someone could only convince that idiot up in the white house to understand this as reality we might have a chance. But since he doesn’t have a lick of sense, it doesn’t look like we’ve got a prayer.

    Doesn’t look like common sense is all that common anymore.

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  8. IH8Socialist

    February 13th, 2010

    Now if only the Federal Gubment would learn how to spend wisely

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  9. LadyGun12

    February 13th, 2010

    Think about all the people you know of who are up to their eyeballs in debt. Bet most of them are libs.

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  10. BigFurHat

    February 13th, 2010

    It’s funny you say that.
    This is merely anecdotal, but the couple I know who are most in debt are big time conservative haters.
    They are great people, and I enjoy their company and they can actually go to a party for a full 5 hours and never mention politics, but the truth is they spend a lot of borrowed money.

    Another person in my neighborhood always votes for increased school budgets. They are huge libs. I asked her how she can do that when our school taxes are over 8 grand a year.
    She said it didn’t bother her because she is planning on moving as soon as her kids graduate. Why? Because the taxes would be too high to live in the area without kids in school.
    Thank you very much ASSHOLE!

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  11. FreeWillie

    February 13th, 2010

    An interesting thing is occurring in MA. The Obama proto-type, Deval Patrick, has gone centrist. Now he’s seeking to lower the sales tax, cutback on spending and get rid of the tolls. Hummmmm. It is election year for him and there are 5 other candidates and his poll numbers suck.

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  12. Matt

    February 13th, 2010

    BFH,I HATE assholes who say that if we cut budgets we will have higher Prop Taxes.
    Its like they cannot reason.
    “Douche,How about we cut the Schools Budget?”
    “BUT YOU CAN’T!!”
    Bullshit.
    In Wisconsin teachers salary is 85% of tax revenue.
    The Teachers union does not want people to know that.
    Its in the Contract. You raise the levy? THANKS!!
    85% of that gets scraped off the top!

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  13. FrankG

    February 13th, 2010

    awesome! I caught him on Imus before the election and was pleasantly surprised when he won. Now, I’ve got Christie Woodü, but in a good way, not an Andrew Sullivan Wood way… k?

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  14. FrankG

    February 13th, 2010

    er.. betraying my Scandi heritage (sorry Ace readers) but I meant Wood™… damn habit

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  15. Menderman

    February 13th, 2010

    Is the North East turning Conservative? Have they finnaly realized that they have run out of other peoples money to spend?

    Also, this guy looks like someone to NOT mess with. I’ll bet the limpwristed spineless libs quake in there berkinstock loafers when thay are anywhere near him….I can just imagine their fear when he “invites” them to his office for a “chat”.

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  16. ObamaSux

    February 13th, 2010

    Kudos to Christie!!

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  18. [...] I was born and raised in New Jersey; moved down to South Carolina 5 years ago. Prior to that, I lived in New Jersey my entire life. I left because it became impossible to make ends meet there, primarily due to an insanely high cost of living. That can be blamed, in part, on the excessive taxation levied on New Jersey residents, which is a direct result of rampant and grossly irresponsible Democrat policy and spending.Enter Governor Christie, who said No More. And he isn’t wasting any time arguing with ideologues who will not listen. He did it by executive order. Good for him! As you may have expected, the response by Democrats was stompy foot whining:New Jersey Governor Chris Christie freezes spending in New Jersey and you’d think the world had ended. Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly criticized Governor Christie for taking such hard stance. However New Jersey is facing a $2.2 billion dollar budget shortfall and tough stances are needed. Perhaps other states or heaven forbid the federal government would follow Chris Christie’s lead.Within the New Jersey spending freeze, Christie even had the audacity to cut money to school districts which enjoy surpluses. One whiney democrat said that the districts would be forced to raise property taxes to make up for the shortfall in state aid. I suppose the terms “budget crisis” and “financial emergency” don’t resonate if you have a D beside your name, no matter where you’re from.That’s right; a $2.2 BILLION deficit. So, Christie cut money to school districts who have a surplus. What? Asking people to spend their own money ?? That’s unheard of! Sadly, it has been unheard of in New Jersey, hence the problem. I suppose that makes too much sense to the power crazed Democrats in New Jersey.He also had the audacity to expect that the NJ Transit Authority should be efficient and fiscally responsible. Egads!Another cut came at the expense of New Jersey transit; Governor Christie cut subsidies saying that the system needs to be fiscally efficient. Democrats played the environment card on that one saying that Christie’s decision would hurt the environment and the economy because people needed the transit system to get to work.Sigh. Hello, Democrats? Global warming is totally fake and a huge hoax. Kindly stop bankrupting us based on an Al Gore carbon offset Ponzi scheme scam. Plus, guess what? Some things can run, and be successful, without having Big Daddy Government in control of it. In fact, they are usually ONLY successful if the Government stays out of the darn way.The full text of Christie’s speech addressing the fiscal state of emergency (a real one, not a Crisis ™ one) can be found here. I highly recommend reading it. You can also watch a video of the speech below. It may be confusing; it is a politician talking straight and having a backbone! I know how rare that is these days.Kudos, Governor Christie. You are actually exceeding my expectations thus far. I hope, for the sake of all who are living and working in New Jersey, that you continue fighting the good fight. I think you may be the “one New Jersey was waiting for.”Hope and change, baby.(cross-posted at Snark and Boobs and iOwntheworld) [...]

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  19. Menderman

    February 13th, 2010

    “Finnaly”? Dang, my typos sound like sidestreets in foreign countries…

    Oh well….

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  20. Horrorman18

    February 13th, 2010

    What…you think you gonna spend anymore than we got…Fooget about it

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  21. Charlie

    February 13th, 2010

    Check out the carpentry work on the front of that podium. Do any of you have stuff that looks like that in YOUR house?
    Is it really necessary for public buildings to have decorative work to that excess?
    A very small example of the attitude that prevails -you know, the one that got us into this mess in the first place.

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    February 13th, 2010

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  23. Boobie The Rocket Dog

    February 13th, 2010

    Looks like Gov. Christie has at least as much heft on is side as the union hacks who made him a necessity.

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  25. Lars

    February 14th, 2010

    He is the prototype politician we need in this country. His weight is not an issue, but I know I would not want to mess with him.

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  26. Horrorman18

    February 14th, 2010

    Hiney
    Are thumbs down like vitamins to you? You have to get your daily doses or your day is not complete

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  27. Buffoon

    February 16th, 2010

    Die union commie scum, die!

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  28. frustrated teacher

    March 4th, 2010

    fuck christie he is laying off teachers wile police and other state and federal workers are collecting $50 an hour sitting on there asses watching phone lines go up. The school districts are just as guilty, wile superintendent and principals are making upwards of $100,000-$185,000 a year lower step teachers are being laid off making 45,00- 50,00. you tell me why a super who is in charge of one school with 500 students deserves that kind of money. The board of educations and the town councils in these districts need to step up and grow a set. These are the people who are educating there children and grandchildren. Class sizes are going to get overwhelming, test scores are going to drop and the ones who are going to suffer are the children. I am all for getting a hold on the over spending this state is so well known for but this is the wrong way to do it. As a republican I believe in the goal but this is the wrong way to pay off our debt.

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