Expedites process, doesn't eliminate it
Says New Jersey’s tenure law "has now been reformed to say that if teachers get two years of partially effective or ineffective ratings they lose tenure."
Not by any rate
"New Jersey's citizens are working at the highest rate in three years."
Big claims, short on facts
Says Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed budget is "the biggest spending budget in the history of the state of New Jersey. It is the largest in the nation at this point in time."
An invalid comparison
Says New Jersey’s job growth in May represents "25 percent of all the jobs created in the country."
$2.8B deposited into funds
Says Joe Kyrillos "voted to raid the state's pension funds by $2.8 billion that is costing New Jersey taxpayers still today to the tune of nearly $15 billion dollars to repay that money."
An exaggerated claim
"When I was U.S. Attorney we wound up putting 10 percent of the state Legislature in jail during my seven years."
Wrong on both counts
Says PolitiFact "listed Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin as the Governor who told the most lies" and "our own ‘untruthful’ Governor Chris Christie made it into Politifact's top five of ‘Lie - en Governors’."
A 'phony' claim
New Jersey Democratic State Committee
Says PolitiFact issued a True ruling on Paul Krugman calling "Governor Christie a ‘fiscal phony.’"
Highest level in about 20 years
Says under President Barack Obama there’s been "the lowest discretionary spending we’ve had in decades in the United States."
Vote to cut funding, not end program
Says Jon Runyan voted to "end programs to aid homeless veterans."
‘Gone’? Not at all
Says "as we sit right now, Medicare, if we do nothing, will be gone in eight years, if we do nothing to it."
Never say ‘never’
"In my years in the State Legislature, I have never voted for a tax increase."
For investment overall, not just the merger
Says George Norcross said the "TAKEOVER OF RUTGER$ CAMDEN WILL COST NEW JER$EY BILLION$."
More than $100K in 2010
Says "$57,000 is the mean [income] in our state" for a family.
South of the border
Says "Cape May, Cumberland, Salem and part of Atlantic counties are all south of the Mason-Dixon line."
City officials took themselves there
Says New Jersey Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek "took us into arbitration."
Gov doesn’t get the credit
New Jersey Republican State Committee
"And the #jerseycomeback keeps rolling! Thanks to @GovChristie NJ now has lowest corruption risk of any state."
Price marked up
Says "new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office conclude the final price-tag" for the health care law "will exceed $2 trillion — more than double what was initially reported."
Pascrell voted for public option
Says Congressman Bill Pascrell "voted to remove the public option from the Affordable Health Care Act."
Try 35 percent
"Ninety percent of the people who work in this country work for companies under 100 people, maybe even less than that."
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