All Half-True statements involving Chris Christie
"Not one tax has been raised since I've been governor."
"Jon Corzine, elected governor. Teams up with Barbara Buono. $1.2 billion sales tax increase? Passed. Most spending in state history? Passed. After Buono named budget chair, taxes and fees increase 23 times in just two years. State debt? Up $13.4 billion. Unemployment? Doubled."
"Four balanced budgets in a row, with no new taxes for anyone. The best job growth in 12 years. Nearly 130,000 new private-sector jobs. Merit pay to reward New Jersey’s best teachers, and the most education funding ever."
"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."
Said the year before he took office, the state lost 119,000 private-sector jobs, labeling them "Corzine jobs losses of 2009."
Says "in Katrina, they approved $60 billion within 10 days of the storm on a voice vote."
Says in fiscal year 2011, the state had "a projected $11 billion deficit."
Says New Jersey lost private-sector jobs between 2000 and 2009 because Democrats increased taxes, fees, regulations and state spending.
"The income tax that started at 2 percent under Governor Byrne is now 9 percent."
Says Ronald Reagan "was behind in the polls in 1980 going into the debate with Jimmy Carter and then turned around 10 days later and won 40 states."
Says the United States has "the world’s greatest health care system."
Says "taxes were raised 115 times in the eight years before I became governor" and those increases were part of a "path that led to wealth and jobs and people leaving our state."
Says they said "it was impossible to balance a budget at the same time, with an $11 billion deficit" and "we did it."
"I haven't raised taxes in the time I've been the governor of New Jersey."
Says "our 12 month job increase was the sixth highest in the nation."
Says he and President Barack Obama have the same position on gay marriage.
Says private-sector job growth in 2011 "places New Jersey in the top third among all of the states."
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."
Says "these ‘Jersey Shore’ folks, they’re from New York."
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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