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(Talking Points Memo)   "Why Christie's friends may have wanted to take revenge on a NJ mayor." Because they're a bunch of Italian-Americans livin' in Jersey who all work in the sanitation industry?   (talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line
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2013-12-20 12:28:36 PM  
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threedingers: Cletus C.: Not sure this manufactured "controversy" is going to get much traction. As a warm-up to his actually running for president it will suffice, however.

If there's a convincing alternate explanation for the bridge closure, I'd love to hear it.


Two people already resigned. Govt employees don't leave their jobs for manufactured controversies (they hardly leave office even when caught red-handed) there will be more to this story.
2013-12-20 11:39:27 AM  
2 votes:
FTFA

Though Christie had a double-digit lead in polls leading up to Election Day last month, Weinberg said Christie still had ample motivation to aggressively seek endorsements from local New Jersey Democrats because wanted his victory over state Sen. Barbara Buono to be a "complete wipeout."

Watergate happened for the same reason...
2013-12-20 10:04:45 AM  
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Giltric: Anything to distract the public from the Democrats inaction on property taxes in NJ, right Loretta?



Although a governor is not directly responsible for increasing a community's property taxes, what he does to a state budget can impact what property owners pay.

In Christie's case, he has cut aid in numerous areas to help balance the state budget. As the governor has noted on numerous occasions, he came into office in 2010 and had to deal quickly with a multibillion-dollar deficit. The gap was the result of factors from steep drops in state revenue during the recession (December 2007 to June 2009) to spending by previous administrations, experts have told PolitiFact New Jersey.

To deal with the deficit, Christie cut education funding and numerous other line items in the budget, skipped a pension contribution and overhauled tax relief programs -- such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Some New Jersey lawmakers -- including Assemblyman John McKeon, an Essex County Democrat -- have said the reduction in rebates led to a 20 percent increase in property taxes.

http://www.politifact.com/new-jersey/statements/2013/oct/20/milly-si lv a/milly-silva-claims-property-taxes-have-climbed-20-/
2013-12-20 01:33:59 PM  
1 vote:

Cletus C.: HotWingConspiracy: Cletus C.: HotWingConspiracy: Cletus C.: Not sure this manufactured "controversy" is going to get much traction.

His appointees manufactured it, and it's already close enough to him that he's taken to bullying tactics to try to get the press to stop asking him about it.

Meh. Pretty weak sauce here.

... one prominent Democrat with intimate knowledge of the investigation is convinced political forces were behind Bridge-gate.

Well their stated reason for closing the lanes turned out to be a lie, so...

Some Democrats are questioning the stated reason. It hasn't yet been proven to be a lie yet, though. But keep peddling that bike.


No, it is an established lie. There was no traffic study, even the Port Authority says so.
2013-12-20 12:35:21 PM  
1 vote:

Cletus C.: HotWingConspiracy: Cletus C.: HotWingConspiracy: Cletus C.: Not sure this manufactured "controversy" is going to get much traction.

His appointees manufactured it, and it's already close enough to him that he's taken to bullying tactics to try to get the press to stop asking him about it.

Meh. Pretty weak sauce here.

... one prominent Democrat with intimate knowledge of the investigation is convinced political forces were behind Bridge-gate.

Well their stated reason for closing the lanes turned out to be a lie, so...

Some Democrats are questioning the stated reason. It hasn't yet been proven to be a lie yet, though. But keep peddling that bike.


You mean the "traffic study" that nobody new about and that wasn't documented beforehand and that didn't produce any data, results or report? Yeah, why would anybody question that?
2013-12-20 10:41:43 AM  
1 vote:

Giltric: so they raised property taxes by 1200 to pay for the rebate and the administrative costs of the rebate.


I like how you claim that Christie and the Democrats in the NJ Legislature raised property taxes by 1200 to pay for the rebate.

Never mind the fact that property taxes are levied by the local governments and not by the state.

What the governor and legislature do, however CAN affect property taxes. For instance, if Chris Christie's budget slashes state payments to municipal governments for, say, education. The municipal governments are going to raise local property taxes to make up for the shortfall.
2013-12-20 10:40:47 AM  
1 vote:

Giltric: But it doesn;t get as much media attention because Christie is not black nor named Barack.


Christie is President of a country? Yes, it's because he is white that the NATIONAL media doesn't cover state level issues.

Did you get up on that cross all by yourself?
2013-12-20 10:17:19 AM  
1 vote:

Giltric: Christie is also facing democrat obstructionism in the state house since NJ democrats block everything he tries to do. But it doesn;t get as much media attention because Christie is not black nor named Barack. most of the nation doesn't give a shiat about internal New Jersey politics.


Not everything is a grand leftist conspiracy.
2013-12-20 10:16:08 AM  
1 vote:

ferretman: Christie really scares Democrats...they are working hard to find something they can use against him in National elections.....


Working hard? Christie's high school buddy handed this to them on a platter.
2013-12-20 09:55:51 AM  
1 vote:
Jersey Fats can't run away from this, because he's fat.

BTW, what happened to his stomach stapling? Ate through that already?
 
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