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NJ's Christie: Obama Should 'Show Up' for Talks

Friday, 24 Jun 2011 09:02 AM

 

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks President Barack Obama should follow his lead and personally engage in budget talks with lawmakers.

Speaking on NBC's "Today" show Friday, Christie said "you can't negotiate through a second person." The Republican suggested the first thing Obama do about debt ceiling talks is "show up."

Christie's comments come one day after reaching a compromise with Democratic leaders to require public employees in New Jersey to pay more for health and pension benefits.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Christie called the deal his greatest accomplishment since taking office in 2010.

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