He could do better …

Chris Christie that is: Here is part of what he said in a statement in response to Gov. Jon Corzine’s budget address:

The Wall Street philosophy of spend now, borrow now and pay later has driven New Jersey to be unaffordable for its people. This budget proposal is just more of the same – higher taxes, higher property taxes and no accountability for the pain that this lack of strong leadership has caused the people of New Jersey.  

Well, it’s always amusing when a member of the party of business chides Wall Street — sort of like a Democrat criticizing the philosophy of Social Security.  Beyond that, Corzine’s budget reduces spending by more than $2 billion.  Chris should know better than to talk about higher property taxes, given the fact he well knows that property taxes are the province of local government, not the state.. The thing is, Christie could do better than this. Oh well, I blame his advisors. 



About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

2 Responses to He could do better …

  1. JS says:

    What taxes do reduced property tax rebates for families making $75,000 or eliminating the property tax deduction for all property tax-paying homeowners effect?

  2. writeofway says:

    He could have at least made tax rebates for families making under $100,000 vs. $75,000. A nice round number and a slightly higher approval rating?

    Be it Republican or Democrat, anyone in office now will serve as a partisan-public scapegoat, no matter what their agenda.

    It’s just easier to blame the party than the overall big picture.

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