Statements we say are True
"If we keep the minimum wage at the current level, then single-parent families earning the minimum wage at a full-time job will live in poverty in New Jersey."
Says the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget "is still below the level of state spending when I took office."
Says "half the Americans don't pay any income taxes."
Says a 1915 referendum on women’s right to vote "went down in New Jersey. And it took the Legislature to pass it."
"Many of the top officials at the Port Authority earn more money than the governors of the states that have jurisdiction over them."
Says the New York Giants "train in New Jersey, they play in New Jersey and most of their players live in New Jersey."
"Before this day is out, 18 more veterans will have taken their own lives. That is the daily average, it is intolerable, and it has to stop."
"Under this tax cut, middle-class families don't save enough for a week's worth of groceries, while millionaires save enough to go on an exotic vacation."
"Taxpayers earning $1 million pay an effective tax rate that is about four times what taxpayers earning $100,000 pay."
"By the way, I'm not raising tolls 50 percent....Jon Corzine did."
"And, as of today, New Jersey state government has less employees than when Christie Whitman left office in 2001."
Says America spends "over 17 percent of its GDP on health care costs when our closest competitor nations are spending about 12."
Says Joe Biden said Jon Corzine is "the smartest guy that I know, in terms of the economy and on finance, I really mean this."
Says with Jon Corzine, "it's the first time, I think, in history where a former Senator has been subpoenaed to testify before his former colleagues."
Says "our unemployment insurance trust fund is broke. We're over a billion dollars in debt to the federal government."
"Last year we spent more than $40 billion on highways. And Lord knows we need that. But that's more than we spent on Amtrak in its entire 40-year history."
"Currently it costs more than a penny for the U.S. Mint to make a one cent coin and more than a nickel to make the five cent piece."
"When the national debt reaches $15 trillion, it means that U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio will reach 99.7 percent of our debt and this is $47,900 for every living American."
Says "over the last 48 years, every governor at the midterm of his first term or her first term has lost seats in the Legislature, with the exception of Jim McGreevey in 2003."
Says judges "get better benefits at a lower cost than everybody else in the state."
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