This claim’s off by $1.3 billion
Says pension contributions under Gov. Chris Christie would represent "75 percent of the total contribution made between the years 1995 and 2010. That's right, in 15 years, total state contribution was only $2.1 billion."
Cutting doesn’t mean not spending
Says "we had to cut 13 billion dollars in state spending over two years."
Less than 1 point year over year
"We've seen in this last year tremendous things happening, including our unemployment rate come down 2 percentage points."
Citing the wrong statistic
Says "sixty-two percent of small businesses over the last five years went under because they couldn't pay their health care bills."
Not that high and going down
Says "67 percent of marriages now wind up in divorce."
Debunked yet again
"The Republicans just voted last year to end Medicare."
Best in conference, not in league
"Here's something that people never talk about with coach Schiano: Rutgers had the best graduation rate of any Division I football program in America."
Jersey City beats Elizabeth
"Our jobless rate, our unemployment rate, is the lowest of all of the big cities in New Jersey."
Not much, but not nothing
Says over the last two years, New Jersey Schools Development Authority employees "have not started or completed one single school project, and I’m not talking about major school renovation. I’m talking about replacing boilers, roofs."
Wrong in 140 characters or less
"One year today since #GOP took control of the House" and "no new jobs."
More like 11 percent
Says in Newark "we’re paying 80 percent of the school budget from local property taxes."
Highway robbery? Not really.
"New Jersey taxpayers … will now face the highest tolls in the country."
Not even the year’s right
"Following the catastrophic, cascading collapse of major investment banks on Wall Street in 2007.....Nobody was prosecuted, no hearings were held and no reforms were implemented."
Not by any measure
Says in 1944 "we were in debt more than twice as much as we are now."
Private-sector is on the rise
"While (Chris Christie) talks about job creation, we don't see jobs being created in this state."
Don't mix these numbers
Says the state auditor found that 37 percent of the 428,000 students receiving free and reduced-price lunches are ineligible.
He’s not even one term in
"Governor Christie also remains the only Governor since World War II, among both Democrats and Republicans, who failed to have his party win control of at least one legislative body over the course of his term."
This budget’s balanced
"New Jersey alone, my home state, is facing a ten-and-a-half billion dollar shortfall in its 2012 fiscal budget. This means more cuts in state and local spending for education, which means our kids are hurt."
We’re not #1 on this tax
Americans for Prosperity: New Jersey
Says state Senate President Stephen "Sweeney gave us the nation's highest income tax rates, driving out jobs."
Checks are in the mail
"Today, the Social Security system is broke."
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