Statements we say are Mostly True
"We’ve outdrawn the Super Bowl for a little while now in the arenas and stadiums that we’ve followed them in for the Super Bowl. We’ve gone in after [the NFL] and surpassed their ticket sales."
"In 2011, our state-run lottery funded New Jersey classrooms by over $930 million."
Says New Jersey is "50th in return of our federal tax dollars."
"Every American now is $51,000 in debt. That’s money I owe, that’s money my children owe before they even go to kindergarten, that’s their check to the federal government right now."
"There’s 21 congressmen and senators that have been convicted of felonies that still get their retirement, even in jail. They don’t have to wait until they’re 65."
"Now remember, property taxes went up 70 percent in the 10 years before I became governor."
Says Chris Christie created "this new category where you could get laid off and just be totally denied unemployment benefits forever."
Says Paul Ryan’s budget would turn Medicare into a "voucher."
Says the United States has the "highest corporate tax rate in the world."
Says Republicans "have declared that they’re going to convert the Medicare program into a voucher program."
"We've got the highest corporate tax rate in the world."
Says Jon Corzine "gave away 14 percent raises over 4 years and he stood on the front steps of the Capitol at a public-sector union rally and said, 'I will fight to get you a great contract.’"
Says Chris Christie "has refused to fund pensions by billions of dollars," and got legislative approval to begin "properly funding pensions" in 2018.
Says state Sen. Paul Sarlo "said in February on NJTV, ‘there will be no tax increases in this budget’" and "voted the other night in the Senate Budget Committee to raise income taxes $800 million."
"Just in the past 10 years, college tuition has increased 28 percent."
"In 2011, NJ economy ranked 47th--at the bottom with Alabama, Mississippi & Wyoming. Under Christie, NJ is falling behind."
"It took us four years to balance the budget. Then I gave you four surplus budgets for the first time in more than 70 years, paid $600 billion down on the national debt."
"Women have come through the recession worse off than men … the numbers bear that out. We went from a 7 percent unemployment rate for women when he (President Barack Obama) was elected to an 8.1 percent now."
"New Jersey has the largest transit system in the entire country."
Says New Jersey Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek "froze all those monies during the toughest years in ‘08-’09" and "refused to give the charitable dollars that he was required to give by the contract."
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