Rothman said no to TARP
Says Congressman Steve Rothman voted against funding for President Barack Obama’s auto bailout and would have let automakers go bankrupt.
Not quite a marriage of ideas
Says he and President Barack Obama have the same position on gay marriage.
Cut was really $660 million
Says "the governor took away a billion dollars of rebates, so in real dollars, our property taxes have gone up 20 percent."
It’s a credit against income taxes
Says "my plan is a property tax cut."
Not true in percentage terms
Says private-sector job growth in 2011 "places New Jersey in the top third among all of the states."
Blame game ignores recession
"Senator Menendez said he would spend our money wisely. But our annual national deficit climbed from $250 billion a year to $1.6 trillion on his watch."
Tide is starting to turn
One New Jersey
Says New Jersey is "down nearly 200,000 jobs from its pre-recession peak" and with Gov. Chris Christie "New Jersey has trailed the rest of America when it comes to unemployment" for 12 consecutive months.
A veto, but not exactly a tax cut
Says Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal to reduce state income taxes "would be the second tax cut for the rich by the governor in two years."
Livin' ain't that easy in Delaware
Says Pennsylvania charges a top income tax rate of 3 percent and Delaware "has no state income tax at all."
True for private-sector jobs
Committee for Our Children's Future
Says with "Gov. Chris Christie and bipartisan reformers" New Jersey had "the most job growth in 11 years."
Recycled, and still not completely true
Says "we’ve accomplished balancing two budgets without raising taxes. We’ve now created 60,000 new private-sector jobs. We’ve made government smaller."
Hold your fire
"We haven't had any legislation which took away one gun in the past 20 years from anybody in this country--not one."
Your fault, Mr. President?
New Jersey Tea Party
"Since Obama took office, a net of 540,000 additional black Americans – Obama’s strongest supporters – have lost their jobs."
Essex also ranks 6th, 92nd
Says "Essex County residents suffer the second highest property taxes in the nation."
State contracts, not county ones
"After I had resigned or announced my resignation, I abolished -- I prohibited pay-to-play for people that had county or state contracts."
“Jersey Shore” has real Jerseyans
Says "these ‘Jersey Shore’ folks, they’re from New York."
Numbers right, blame is off
"New Jersey's poverty rate has increased since this governor took office and the number of New Jerseyans without health insurance has risen."
Tax and blame
Tom Kean Jr.
Says Democrats raised taxes over 115 times in the past 10 years, "making New Jersey increasingly unaffordable and chasing jobs to neighboring states."
What about last year’s education cuts?
Says Gov. Chris Christie "cut spending (by) $1 billion" and provided "$850 million in new education funding."
Numbers hit the mark
Says "New Jersey's unemployment is significantly lower than it was when I got here. And we've created 50,000 new private sector jobs in the last 20 months after having lost 117,000 in the year before I got here."
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