Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Chris Christie’s Speech:Did Chris Christie Lie? Well, Let’s Just Say He Didn’t Tell ALL The Truth

Original Post by  kavips on Wed Aug 29, 2012

You see, I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved.

Yes, paralyzed by our love for millionaires... We don't EVER ask THEM to make small sacrifices.  We give them whatever they ask.

Our leaders of today have decided it's more important to be popular, to say and do what's easy, and say yes rather than to say no, when no is what is required.

You know? It's really hard to pay these hard working policemen. To do so, we have to ask billionaires for more money.  Let's do the easy thing. Lets eradicate the police force entirely and let the county cover Camden. That was we won't have to ask billionaires for more money....

It's easy for our leaders to say,
``Not us, not now'', in taking on the really tough issues.  And unfortunately we have stood silently by and let them get away with it.

In fact, when all ten REPUBLICAN candidates were asked if they would raise taxes should they get nine parts in cuts for every one part raised, and all of them said, "not us, not now" when it came to taking on a really tough issue... When it is obvious that we need more money, and it is obvious that the wealthy are making more than ever before,... is running away from the problem and turning to cutting the working poor's incomes, really..."taking on the really tough issues?"  You're a big chicken... Christie...

Tonight, we are speaking up for ourselves and stepping up.

Oh, they gave you a footstool like Dukakas, huh?

See we are not afraid.  We (billionaires) are taking our country back

Over our dead bodies.....

When I came into office, I could continue on the same path that the wealth and jobs and
people leaving our state.  Or I could do the job the people elected me to do, to do the big things.

During the recession 229,700 jobs got lost in your state, New Jersey. Since you've been Governor, only 8200 have been created....

Now, they said that it was impossible -- this is
what they told me -- to cut taxes in a state where taxes were raised 115 times in the eight years before I became governor.

115 times?  Oh, you aren't talking about taxes... You are talking about every little fee or charge that got raised in the entire state of New Jersey over the 8 years prior, That would be 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009...  Fees like driver's licenses, state id's, licenses plates, cigarette taxes, liquor taxes, boiler inspection fees, New Jersey Turnpike tolls, all which took place during the Bush years, and one, his first, Obama year....

That it was impossible to balance the budget at the same time with an $11 billion in deficit.  But three years later, we
have three balanced budgets in a row with lower taxes.

Wait a second... On February 11, 2010, Christie signed Executive Order No. 14, which declared that a "state of fiscal emergency exists in the State of New Jersey" due to the projected$2.2 billion budget deficit for the current fiscal year (FY 2010).... So which is it? Your Democratic neighbor Delaware had a $1 billion dollar deficit that year, and they are one tenth the size your state is, and you only had a $2 billion deficit?  What's the big deal?  They couldn't raise taxes either, because IT WAS A RECESSION!!!....

But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions.  We did it.

But at what cost?  You signed legislation that strips away already-earned benefits from both current and future retirees.  Under this law, many current and future retirees saw the value of their pensions drop by 40 percent or more over the course of their lives.   Ok so if you were planning to retire with $100,000.  Now, you have $60,000. Yet we are more than 17 months into his term and he has yet to contribute a single dollar to the pension systems.  The only thing about pensions that has not changed under Gov. Christie is the state’s abject failure to make its contributions, even as the contributions required of public employees have increased.  Ohhhhhh, so if you don't pay into pensions, you leave it for the next guy....THAT'S HOW YOU BALANCE THE BUDGET.....

We believe in telling hardworking families the truth about our country's fiscal realities, telling them what they already know, the math of federal spending does not add up.
    With $5 trillion in debt added over the last four years, we have no other option but to make the hard choices,

Yeah, like tax the millionaires... That is a hard choice and you haven't done it..... Why not?  Chicken?  With their increased net worth this past year, you could have taxed them at 30% and they would have still made more than they did last year...

Whistling happy tune while driving us off a fiscal cliff as long as they are behind the
wheel of power when we fall.

Wait a second... I thought the Republicans were the ones who passed those Bush Tax Cuts that ran us off the cliff?

We believe it is possible to forge bipartisan
compromise, and stand up for our conservative principles.

So, hmmm, which party was it that wouldn't compromise for the budget crises last summer, you know the one where Republicans stormed out of the meeting because we had a gap and needed revenue to fill it?  Compromise?  I don't think so......

See, I know Mitt Romney, and Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear,

I never paid less than 13% on my income taxes.
"I'll tell you what, ten-thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?"
"I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners."
"I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks."
"We have a president, who I think is is a nice guy, but he spent too much time at Harvard, perhaps." —Mitt Romney, who has two Harvard degrees (April 5, 2012)
"It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person." —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2007 about killing Osama bin Laden,,,
"I'm not familiar precisely with what I said, but I'll stand by what I said, whatever it was."  
"I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love."

We have to tell each other the truth, right?

Remember: a “tax credit” is usually just another term for “tax increase.” Someone gets the credit and the rest of us pay more.

Don't worry Chris Christie..... "Well everybody's got a secret, Sonny.
Something that they just can't face"