Christie Blasts Washington on Sequester

Monday, 04 Mar 2013 09:52 PM

By Todd Beamon

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed Washington on Monday for not averting the $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts that took effect on Friday under the sequester — saying that “real leadership” was AWOL.

“I don’t understand it, I don’t understand why they haven’t fixed it already,” Christie said at a news conference in Trenton, Politico reports. “It seems to me that it should be pretty easy to fix.

“Real leadership would get this fixed. Get everybody in the room and you fix it — and you don’t let them leave until you fix it.

“This is what real leadership is; not calling a meeting two hours before the thing’s going to hit to have a photo-op in the driveway at the White House,” Christie added. “That’s not real leadership. Fix it!”

The blunt-talking GOP governor then offered: “If anybody in this room thinks they understand Washington, D.C., please come on up, stand behind the podium and you give the answers, because I don’t have the first damn idea of what they’re doing down there.

“The worst thing about sequester in my view is that they’re not spending any time talking about entitlement spending, which is where we need to focus on over the long haul to make a big difference in terms of our long-term fiscal health as a country,” Christie added. “I’m disappointed in that but, you know, if you stacked up all the things that disappoint me about Washington, D.C., it would be pretty tall.

“We have big problems in this country to fix and we’re not dealing with it,” he said, according to Politico.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Joe Scarborough: Cowering to Hackers 'Can't Be Our New Reality'

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 09:18 AM

The United States shouldn't "cower" and give into hackers threatening to attack theaters if they aired a movie that poke . . .

Review: 'Insular' Secret Service Needs Outsider as Leader

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 09:08 AM

The Secret Service is an insular agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former governme . . .

Report: Hackers Stole Passwords to Access Sony's System

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:41 PM

Sony's computer system was hacked by individuals who stole the computer passwords of a system administrator , giving the . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved