The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact New Jersey
"The Internal Revenue code has ballooned to a 5,600-page, 4 million-word complicated mess that is seven times as long as the Bible with none of the good news."
"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."
"The United States currently has the highest corporate tax rate in the world."
"Under Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey had the highest increase in unemployment in the country last year. Nearly 1 in 10 jobless. The worst unemployment in the region. Near the bottom in economic growth, yet Christie protected a tax cut for millionaires but vetoed a minimum wage hike."
"The people who were running the budget, in the Corzine years, decided to steal from the unemployment trust fund. … As did other Governors before. We simply don’t do that, haven’t done it, and won’t permit it."
"A report by the US General Accountability Office (GAO) in 2008 found that the disposal of Katrina wastes by AshBritt in the south resulted in the creation of contaminated sites along the Gulf Coast and two new Superfund sites in New Orleans."
"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."
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