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Chris Christie post-speech Q&A at Reagan Library

29 Sep

 

 

Gov. Christie answers questions on illegal immigration, running for President, entitlements and the economy.

This entire video is great.

 

 

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Chris Christie slams Obama. “Pres. Obama prepares to divide our nation to achieve reelection”

29 Sep

 

(Go to 1:45 point for the good stuff)

 

(Emphasis mine)

“In 2004, Illinois State Senator Barack Obama gave us a window into his vision for American leadership. He said, “Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us — the spin masters, the negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of ‘anything goes.’ Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America. There is not a Black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America — there’s the United States of America.”

Now, seven years later, President Obama prepares to divide our nation to achieve re-election. This is not a leadership style, this is a re-election strategy. Telling those who are scared and struggling that the only way their lives can get better is to diminish the success of others. Trying to cynically convince those who are suffering that the American economic pie is no longer a growing one that can provide more prosperity for all who work hard. Insisting that we must tax and take and demonize those who have already achieved the American Dream. That may turn out to be a good re-election strategy for President Obama, but is a demoralizing message for America. What happened to State Senator Obama? When did he decide to become one of the “dividers” he spoke of so eloquently in 2004? ”

 

Gov. Chris Christie vs. Entitlement Mentality

29 Mar

 

Rush Limbaugh chimed in on his show:

RUSH:  Last night in Trenton, New Jersey, Chris Christie appeared on the radio, Ask the Governor show, and he spoke with a caller Penny in Blackwood.  She said, “I would like to know why you want to take at least 13% out of state employees’ pay for health care.  Between what my husband and I make, you’re talking about $600 a month out of our money which is gonna cut into our food and our other bills.  How do you expect us to live, governor?”

CHRISTIE:  How I expect you to live, Penny, is you’re gonna have to pick a different health plan that’s not nearly as rich as the one you’re getting now.  That’s how.

PENNY:  Either that or you’re force us to not have any health care.

CHRISTIE:  No, I’m not gonna force you to not have any health care.  I don’t think that means forcing you to go without health care.  But what it means is we can no longer afford to pay 90 plus percent of the cost of your health care.  Public workers are getting their health insurance paid for out of your property taxes, and state workers are getting their health insurance paid for out of your income taxes.  If I’m $67 billion in debt and you don’t want me to take any more money out of your paycheck, how am I supposed to pay for it?  Am I supposed to just raise taxes?  Because if I raise taxes you’re gonna pay more taxes, and if your property taxes go up, you’re going to pay more taxes.  I mean the money’s gotta come from somewhere.  We can’t print it.

The sense of entitlement from public employee unions is amazing.  They can’t believe that someone actually expects them to pay for their own health care.  How dare they?  The government (taxpayers) pays for over 90% of their health care and it’s still not enough.

Chris Christie explains how teachers are claiming that by asking them (of all people) to pay 1 ½% of their salary to pay for their health benefits is “the greatest assault on public education in the history of New Jersey.”

 

 

 

Don’t let lawmakers play us for chumps, Christie tells crowd

28 Jan

“Other politicians made you promises they couldn’t keep,” Christie said. “I’m the guy who has to be here when the party is over.”


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Chris Christie Tells It Like It Is

28 Jan

Christ Christie might just be my hero.  I’ve never seen a politician speak like this (watch this first!).

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“The Day of Reckoning” Has Arrived

12 Mar

Watch:  Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) delivered a stark message on February 24, 2010 to about 200 mayors at the Statehouse.

“We don’t have the money, so you need to prepare for what’s coming down the line,” he said in a speech at the New Jersey League of Municipalities 18th Annual Mayor’s Legislative Day. “You all know that these raises that are being given to public employees of all stripes, we can’t afford. You all know the state can’t continue to spend money it doesn’t have. And you all know that the appetite for tax increases among our constituents has come to an end.”

Hopefully, Gov. Christie is serious and sticks to his guns here.  If he can turn NJ’s fiscal situation around with a true Conservative approach, it will be great news for us all.  Who knows, maybe other politicians will find the courage to follow his lead!