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    Power Line - What price Christie? part 7

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuYl0vXbIwU]YouTube - The Journal Editorial Report 7/3[/ame]

    Also see:

    Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Governor Christie: "Time to Hold Hands and Jump Off the Cliff" - Chris Christie For President?

    What follows is a partial trascript via "Mish":

    Also note a second video, Chrstie's speech to the League of Municipalities on public television here:

    NJN - New Jersey Public Television and Radio

    For a bit of history on Christie's short time in office from a left wing viewpoint, see the final OP link below. In fact, I would recommend reading it before viewing the second video for a better understanding of the players in NJ political circles.

    Tension between Gov. Christie, N.J. Dems marks path to budget passage, property tax deal | NJ.com

    For the record, Christie is not without his critics from the right and NJ is a far left leaning State in which some future deals will have to be made that are sure to satisfy no one. However, I think it's a heck of a start for a growing right of center star. It will not all be pretty but if Chris Christie has anything to say about it NJ will, at the very least, be spared the dire fate of California and Illinois.
     
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    Video: Too long...didn't watch

    Text: Too long didn't read
     
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    Cliffs Notes version for those left of center or likewise impaired...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Jf89ULwV0]YouTube - Governor Christie: They Said It Couldn't Be Done[/ame]

    - He froze aid to schools
    - Challenged school boards.
    - Wants to change arbitration rules for public workers
    - Requests public-private salary and benefits parity
    - Demands pension reform
    - Property tax hikes not an option
    - Wants to get rid of programs like COAH
    - Is not thinking about the next election

    It's been noted that, "This is what leadership looks like". Just call him Gov. Git-er-done.
     
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    That's the way the left governs now....massively long bills, Health care,Cap and Tax.Bills rushed through with extra pages shoved in at 3 AM ex; Cap and Tax.When Republican Minority leader asked to have time to read the additional pages before the vote the LIBS tried to use a ruling to not allow that.They wanted a vote right there and then...:eusa_shhh:
     
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    Republicans Tom Kean and Christie Whitman had much higher ratings. Christie is struggling with the politics of New Jersey...just like Jon Corzine

    The guy has a monster set of balls though and is willing to fight the tough fights. We will have to see if it lasts. He doesn't have the political backing to get things done without compromise and he is a "My way or the highway" leader
     
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    IMHO the NJ Christie is working with is much more of a basket-case than Kean's or Whitman's. We need a president to do for the US exactly what Christie is doing in NJ. I saw the interview, and one of the most interesting factoids Christie mentioned was that $70b left NJ for neighboring states due to the tax structure/rates.
     
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    OP now comes with bold-y goodness for those caught like deer in headlights by multiple paragraphs.

    :tongue:
     
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    They're attempting to cannonize a WIMP?????!!

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    Tough week for Christie....he is starting to show some warts.

    Still taking flack for botching a federal grant because of his personal pissing contest with the teachers

    Now he arbitrarilly cancels a critical tunnel to NY
     

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