Christie's Tea Party Tea Leaves: $400 million dollars loss 4 NJ

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    GOP Crazy Tea Party Favorite Cost New Jersey $400 million dollars. How?
    Christie's Tea Party Tea Leaves: $400 million dollars loss 4 NJ


    Basic reading and comprehension.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/nyregion/26njrace.html

    The state was drenched in recriminations on Wednesday as Gov. Chris Christie said a clerical error by a midlevel official had caused the state to lose out on $400 million in federal school reform money — an error that caused its Race to the Top grant application to fall short of the 10-member winner’s circle by just three points.

    The mistake, reported Tuesday by The Star-Ledger of Newark, resulted from a failure to correctly read a straight-forward question worth not quite 5 of the competition’s 500 points.

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    This nitwit is being held up as a great candidate for President in 2012. He can't even run a state without costing it money because of a lack of reading and comprehension skills.
     
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    the Chris Christie Bullshit: Whether you love or hate Chris Christie, you have to accept the fact that he says what he means and means what he says

    Christie, in his own words:

    1) “We’ll take the responsibility we need to take for putting one wrong piece of paper in a thousand page application,” he said. “If you want to take shots, take shots at me.”


    “We’ll take the responsibility and then...the blame game...

    2) “The first part of it is the mistake of putting the wrong piece of paper in,” Christie said. “It drives people crazy and, believe me, I’m not thrilled about it. But the second part is, does anybody in Washington, D.C. have a lick of common sense? Pick up the phone and ask us for the number.”

    3) That’s the stuff the Obama administration should answer for. Are you guys just down there checking boxes like mindless drones, or are you thinking?” said Christie. “When the president comes back to New Jersey, he’s going to have to explain to the people of the state of New Jersey why he’s depriving them of $400 million that this application earned.”

    Christie Slams Education Department Bureaucracy | FrumForum

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    hmmm
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws]YouTube - Obama Claims He's Visited 57 States[/ame]
     
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    Woopie.

    "Race to the Top" is little more than a federal graft scam...Unlikely Christy would've got any money at all.

    Other states that have "missed out" on this educrat payola:

    Michigan:
    Michigan fails to ?win? Race to the Top monies once again: Thank God! | Dailycensored.com

    Fornicalia:
    California loses bid for federal Race to the Top education grant | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

    South Carolina:
    SC loses $175 million Race to the Top education grant (AUDIO)

    Louisiana:
    Louisiana loses out in first round of Race to the Top | NOLA.com
     
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    Well I guess the politically astute thing is to blame Christie, but do you really thing high level elected officals actual read any of this type of crap they submit to the federal goverment? 99% of the documents created under thier name sit on thier desk for 5 seconds for thier signature. they rely on others to check things out.

    They also fail to mention the other things, more progam related, and related to the agruments between the unions and the Dept of Education on evaluation of teachers performance. The clerical error wasn't the only points lost, it wa just the dumbest points lost.

    And even if they didnt do it, then you would have whoever then came in last looking for any mistake or reason to blame on someone.
     
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    Christie is doing the typical GOP twofer.
    He is out to break the teacher's union. He did this on purpose so he can use the lack of money to get rid of unionized teachers and blames the loss of money on Obama.
     
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    Indeed. Then again the whole thing has nada to do with tea party. :doubt:
     
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    Good for him.

    Anyone on the gubmint payroll should automatically lose all right to collective bargaining anyways, on basis of the conflict of interest alone.
     
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    Name an instance of this happening, costing a state $400 million in education funds, by even another conservative politician who is actually being considered Presidential material?


    what is horrifying is this elected idiot is in chrare of a team that cost his state $400 million in education funds, and then passed the buck...or tried to.

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