The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact New Jersey
"In 2011 alone, 269 New Jerseyans were killed by gun violence."
"While the United States has seen its unemployment rate steadily decline, New Jersey's remains nearly two percent higher than the national average and more than a point higher than Connecticut and New York."
"Q: What do these ‘Patriotic' Americans have in common? A: They are all Draft Dodgers."
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."
"Governor Christie, his idea of jumpstarting the economy is to propose a trickle-down income tax cut last year and in his budget address this year, he stated his support for it again."
"We have over 300,000,000 weapons, firearms in this country. That’s almost as big as the population."
"Since January 2010, New Jersey has added 103,000 new private sector jobs. The last two years -- 2011 and 2012 -- have been the best two years of private sector job growth since 1999."
"Property taxes had increased 70 percent in the previous 10 years."
"New Jersey has lost over half of our pharmaceutical jobs to states you know, not low-tax states like in the South, but high-tax states like New York."
Says, "when this governor came to office, he had (an) 11 billion dollar - I call it mismanagement – deficit."
Says 2012 was the "first year in American history that more minorities are being born than people in the majority."
"We have a governor who's vetoed measures like increasing our minimum wage and restoring the earned income tax cut."
Says "right now, we have more military spending than the next 10, 11, 12 countries combined."
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 "on the state level, we spend less today than Jon Corzine spent in fiscal year 2008, five years later."
Says "the area damaged by Hurricane Sandy represents roughly 10 percent of our nation's economy."
Says Chris Christie "vetoed" a "jobs package" of "30 bills."
Says Chris Christie’s plan "to kick-start our economy" is to propose an "income tax cut that disproportionately benefits the wealthy, and...he's still proposing it."
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