Statements we say are Half-True
Chris Christie "has not increased the taxes on anyone."
"Violent crime is up since the last year of Sharpe James’ administration. This year it’s higher. … The unemployment rate is almost 15 percent. The high school dropout rate is over 50 percent."
Tuition at Rutgers has increased 10 percent since Gov. Chris Christie took office because he "cut funding for higher education."
Newark is "now home to one-third of all commercial and multi-family development."
Says Cory Booker "supports late-term and partial-birth abortion and opposes safety regulations."
Says under Mayor Cory Booker, Newark has seen "violent crime up five years in a row, murder up five years in a row."
"We need to pass a carbon tax to stop climate change. Break up the Wall Street banks. And stop the government spying on innocent Americans. Cory Booker doesn’t support any of these ideas."
"Not one tax has been raised since I've been governor."
"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."
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