Statements we say are Half-True
"New Jersey’s once-broken pension system is now solvent."
"Jon Corzine, elected governor. Teams up with Barbara Buono. $1.2 billion sales tax increase? Passed. Most spending in state history? Passed. After Buono named budget chair, taxes and fees increase 23 times in just two years. State debt? Up $13.4 billion. Unemployment? Doubled."
"To hear Gov. Christie tell it, everything in New Jersey is going just fine. Well I see another New Jersey with 400,000 unemployed. One of the worst jobless rates in the country. Working and middle class families have seen costs soar, from property taxes to college tuition."
"Four balanced budgets in a row, with no new taxes for anyone. The best job growth in 12 years. Nearly 130,000 new private-sector jobs. Merit pay to reward New Jersey’s best teachers, and the most education funding ever."
"If anyone should know irresponsible it should be Senator Buono. She’s the one, her budget left us with a $2 billion budget deficit in fiscal 10 that I had to fix. Her mistakes. And for fiscal year 2011 an $11 billion budget deficit. Her mistakes, along with her partner Jon Corzine."
Said the year before he took office, the state lost 119,000 private-sector jobs, labeling them "Corzine jobs losses of 2009."
"DEP has 2,812 employees, the lowest level since the mid-’80s."
Says 2012 was the "first year in American history that more minorities are being born than people in the majority."
Says the pension and health benefits reform "eliminated collective bargaining for health benefits."
Says "in Katrina, they approved $60 billion within 10 days of the storm on a voice vote."
Says Chris Christie "vetoed" a "jobs package" of "30 bills."
Says in fiscal year 2011, the state had "a projected $11 billion deficit."
"I have the experience as Senate Budget Chair of cutting $4.5 billion in spending -- to close the deficit while protecting education and health care."
Says a new state report "confirms" that red-light cameras "lead to more accidents, more injuries and greater cost."
Says under President Barack Obama, the United States has created "five million jobs."
Says New Jersey lost private-sector jobs between 2000 and 2009 because Democrats increased taxes, fees, regulations and state spending.
Says under U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez’s watch the nation’s unemployment rate and debt doubled and the federal budget deficit quadrupled.
"The income tax that started at 2 percent under Governor Byrne is now 9 percent."
Says Ronald Reagan "was behind in the polls in 1980 going into the debate with Jimmy Carter and then turned around 10 days later and won 40 states."
Says the United States has "the world’s greatest health care system."
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