Christie: No More Mr. Nice Guy on Government Spending

Friday, 28 Sep 2012 08:43 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a warning for Democrats: He’s not going to be a nice guy anymore when it comes to cutting spending and lowering taxes.
 
“I’ve been pretty nice until now. That ends today,” the Republican governor said at a luncheon sponsored by the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce in Cherry Hill Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
 
Thursday, Christie called out legislators, saying they’re “hypocrites” and he’s the “adult supervision for that circus we have in Trenton.” And he admitted his poll ratings rise and fall by “what comes out of my mouth.”

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The governor, in an hour-long speech before the chamber, took credit for changes to public worker pensions and teacher tenure. He also challenged a long list of programs that have passed through the legislature, including a summer enrichment program in New Brunswick sponsored by Democratic State Sen. Barbara Buono, who is considering a run against Christie next year.
 
Buono Thursday said she thinks Christie is trying to change the subject while some jobs are leaving the state.
 
"He ought to know he can't bully his way to creating jobs," she said.
 
Christie Thursday also poked fun at legislative plans for putting kitchens in day-care centers, subsidizing towns with tax-exempt cemeteries, and promoting responsible fatherhood, saying lawmakers act like Trenton has a limitless budget.
 
"I will be the person, as popular or unpopular as it may be at the moment, to look the purveyors of old politics in Trenton in the eye and say one simple word: No," Christie said.

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