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Gov. Chris Christie Schools Shrill David Gregory on “Meet the Press” over “Bush Tax Cuts” – Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 7, 2010 | Brian

Posted on 11/07/2010 2:26:30 PM PST by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Meet the Press today with David Gregory. Christie schooled David Gregory on the issue of extending the “Bush Tax Cuts” – which Christie argued is extending the current tax system rather than raising taxes in a bad economy.

It was clear Gregory did not want the Democrats’ desire not to extend the current tax structure to be characterized as a “tax increase,” and became rather shrill in his defense of the question he asked. But Christie was relentless in making clear what Obama and the Democrats are proposing is a tax increase.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; davidgregory; dncadvocate; fanniemaeadvocate; gregory; nbcflack; nbcprrep; newjersey

1 posted on 11/07/2010 2:26:38 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

David Gregory can always pay more taxes if he so desires.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 2:29:37 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

This guy needs to run for President.


3 posted on 11/07/2010 2:31:24 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: sodpoodle

ever notice that rich liberals don’t voluntarily pay the 39%


4 posted on 11/07/2010 2:31:45 PM PST by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: Federalist Patriot

For the last time:

TAX CUTS INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE TO THE GOVERNMENT!!!!!!

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO “PAY” FOR TAX CUTS.

DO NOT BUY THE LIE OF THE DEMOCRATS - TAX CUTS “COST” THE GOVERNMENT MONEY!

CUT TAXES AND CUT SPENDING AT THE SAME TIME TO BOOST THE ECONOMY.

Now I am done shouting.


5 posted on 11/07/2010 2:33:18 PM PST by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: Federalist Patriot
The dipstick kept on and on about about “How do you pay for a tax cut” when the clear answer is the government must spend less. The tax payer (about 50% of our population) doesn't pay for a tax cut but they sure as heck pay for a tax increase.
6 posted on 11/07/2010 2:35:28 PM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: Federalist Patriot

It is so simple. Why are other Republicans unable to verbalize fact?


7 posted on 11/07/2010 2:36:52 PM PST by screaminsunshine (It is so simple. Whay are other Republicans unable to verbalize facts?)
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The US does not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.

Starve the beast.


8 posted on 11/07/2010 2:38:29 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: fella

Gregory never asked about spending cuts — must not be in his vocabulary (!!)..


9 posted on 11/07/2010 2:41:11 PM PST by avital2
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To: fella

The easy answer to “how do you pay for a tax cut” is “the money doesn’t belong to the government”


10 posted on 11/07/2010 2:42:09 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: WeatherGuy

I like...


11 posted on 11/07/2010 2:42:58 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Federalist Patriot

Christie is pretty amazing but, in all fairness, Gregory did hold his own. Chris Wallace is the best in the business but, like him or not, Gregory ain’t bad.


12 posted on 11/07/2010 2:43:04 PM PST by Krankor (I can't see me loving nobody but you- for all my life.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

He should have asked Gregory which system would raise more money for the government:
1. the current tax rates or
2. raising the rates to 100%

Once Gregory admits that the first answer would raise more revenue, he should have confirmed that cutting the rates from 100% to the current rates does not have to be ‘made up’, but actually results in more revenue.

Game, set, match.


13 posted on 11/07/2010 2:46:01 PM PST by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: Illuminatas
TAX CUTS INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE TO THE GOVERNMENT!!!!!!

Eeeeh, not always.

Basic economics, if you increase the price of something, you reduce the demand.

Think of taxes as the price you pay on the money you make.

If the price gets to high, you simple lose incentive to make more money.

The best example I ever read about this was Rocky Marciano, on why he fought only once (or was it twice?) a year..... The first fight, you get paid, the next fight, you fight for free, and the government gets paid.....So we don't fight for free, we fight the next year....

14 posted on 11/07/2010 2:50:07 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Illuminatas

I was chatting with an acquaintance who has a friend in IRS legal today. Said Tim Geithner was an embarrassment when it comes to enforcement and penalties. Because they are prosecuting five year old cases this individual was surprised by the fact that even though rates were down revenue was up. Shocking. Governor Christie might be shocked at revenue if he were to back off on the confiscatory policies of New Jersey.


15 posted on 11/07/2010 2:53:14 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Victory or Death)
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To: Krankor

>>Gregory did hold his own.<<

No he didn’t, he backed off in the end. Sorry.


16 posted on 11/07/2010 2:59:35 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Cripes! Gregory is thick! He is confusing status quo with future events.

I saw Greenspan’s comment on “tax cuts being paid for”. He was talking in the general, not specific to cuts that have been in place for 10 years.

“Paying for” talk only has meaning before you make new tax policy. Once consumers have acclimated to the new tax environment, then it is the new status quo, and “paying for” has no meaning.

Christie could not get it through Gregory’s iron-plated skull that, even from the standpoint of those who believe that cuts needed “paying for”, it has already been done by the budgeting process of the last 10 years. Maintaining the current rates will not have an effect on returns to the treasury that need to be “paid for”. Only a new cut would require “paying for” as Krugman or Greenspan know the term.

I know Gregory is not the brightest of bulbs, but... wow!


17 posted on 11/07/2010 3:03:04 PM PST by Seraphicaviary (God may be using Terri to show who stands for death, so that all may know them)
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To: avital2

DNC Dave would have nothing to say absent his talking points faxed in from rat headquarters.


18 posted on 11/07/2010 3:06:41 PM PST by JPG (Memo to GOP: DO NOT GO WOBBLY...NO COMPROMISE...REJECT SOCIALISM.)
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To: netmilsmom

You say tomatoe, I say tomato


19 posted on 11/07/2010 3:07:12 PM PST by Krankor (I can't see me loving nobody but you- for all my life.)
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To: Krankor

Dont agree, Gregory kept raising his voice when the Gov was properly calling it a tax increase(a little to shrill for being unbiased)


20 posted on 11/07/2010 3:09:06 PM PST by italianquaker ( teabag the vote!!)
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To: italianquaker

yes he did raise his voice every time Gov. Christied tried to speak. Go back and view the tape again. When grgroreeee did that he had a sarcastic look on his face and raced his words and over spoke the good Gov. However, he made an A__ of himself and Gov Christie just let him rave on and on.

Hey grgoreeee next time you book a guest...make it one you can compete with like Bozo the clown. Christie is too powerful and intelligent for you to go up against. Too bad your staff didn’t warn you since you don’t have enough sense to see it yourself.

Go Gov. Christie...


21 posted on 11/07/2010 3:20:14 PM PST by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I haven’t watched MTP since Tim Russert died.


22 posted on 11/07/2010 3:43:20 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: Illuminatas; fella

Exactly. This is where Christie should have attacked. Gregory is acting like we are stealing money from the govt! Garbage! Christie did OK here, but Gregory got away with one.


23 posted on 11/07/2010 3:45:45 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: hecht
ever notice that rich liberals don’t voluntarily pay the 39%

Rich liberals don't even pay the taxes they owe. John F Kerry still hasn't paid all the taxes on his yacht. He claims he never got the bill. Turbo Tax Timmy and Chuck Rangle and many others.

24 posted on 11/07/2010 3:48:03 PM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: Krankor

I say tomato but Gregory backed off his talking points in the end and Christie make his very clearly.


25 posted on 11/07/2010 3:52:18 PM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: Illuminatas
DO NOT BUY THE LIE OF THE DEMOCRATS - TAX CUTS “COST” THE GOVERNMENT MONEY!

You are right. Tax cuts are not a cost.

Costs are government programs, entitlements, handouts, earmarks and other various vote buying schemes that politicians use to win elections.

'Tax cuts costing the government' is merely Orwellian double speak meant for the useful idiot, hoodwinked voters.

26 posted on 11/07/2010 3:55:01 PM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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HAVE YOU DONATED YET?


27 posted on 11/07/2010 3:57:48 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: WeatherGuy
This guy needs to run for President.

I doubt you and he actually agree on some very important issues:

Christie on 2nd Amendment:

Christie on guns

And I want to make sure that we don't have an abundance of guns out there [Foxnews:Hannity}

Christie states he will enforce New Jersey's draconion Gun laws but he personally pro-2nd Amendment. Can anyone say "Straddling the Issue" boys and girls?

New Jersey's Gun Laws



28 posted on 11/07/2010 3:59:03 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Federalist Patriot

Ive noticed several of the newbies arent taking any crap off the MSM...nice trend.


29 posted on 11/07/2010 4:00:22 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I just love this guy more & more.


30 posted on 11/07/2010 4:03:31 PM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: Hoodat
Once Gregory admits that the first answer would raise more revenue ...

I'd never assume a liberal would admit to the truth. In my opinion Gregory would say the way to increase revenues to the Government is to tax at 100%. Again, my opinion.

31 posted on 11/07/2010 4:03:59 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Federalist Patriot

just reach across the table and BITCH SLAP HIM next time Governor!!

Why are we still talking to liberal media?

They are THE ENEMY


32 posted on 11/07/2010 4:09:57 PM PST by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: Federalist Patriot
David Gregory is such a wet end. He is either completely ignorant of basic economics (and history of what happens economically when taxes are cut) or deliberately deceptive. Considering how he calls tax cuts something that has to be "paid for," as though money not being taken by the government from people is something owned by the government that it has to give up, tells me he's being deliberately deceptive. Of course, it doesn't completely rule out his being an economic ignoramus who is more easily duped by "the government of the United States IS the United States" crowd.
33 posted on 11/07/2010 4:14:42 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Federalist Patriot
I like how Christie said that David Gregory was "advocating" in his question. That's exactly what he was doing. He kept using the term tax CUTS when that's not what it would be at all.

Did anyone else notice the very brief disdainful glance that Governor Christie aimed at Gregory at one point? LOL He's good because he doesn't back down in interviews. I guess that ability comes from having been a district attorney.

34 posted on 11/07/2010 4:16:04 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: aruanan
David Gregory is such a wet end.

Bellend for sure.

35 posted on 11/07/2010 4:21:14 PM PST by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: fella
The tax payer (about 50% of our population) doesn't pay for a tax cut but they sure as heck pay for a tax increase.

Great line! Thanks.

36 posted on 11/07/2010 4:33:12 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Seraphicaviary

greenspan single handedly wrecked the economy, with a strong assist for the enablers frank and dodd.


37 posted on 11/07/2010 4:34:50 PM PST by prov1813man (While the one you despise and ridicule works to protect you, those you embrace work to destroy you)
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To: Seraphicaviary
I know Gregory is not the brightest of bulbs, but... wow!

He knows what he's doing. He employed a standard deception in his talk of compromise. This compromise involves one side getting as much of what it wants as it can and the other side giving as little as it can. In every such compromise the first side will get something and the second side will give something.

38 posted on 11/07/2010 4:43:24 PM PST by decimon
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To: Sonny M

Sonny, you would possibly be correct if we were on the left hand side of the bell on a laffer curve. There is a point where cutting taxes results in less revenue. However, we are so far from that point as to be asinine.

Basically: X=tax revenue.
Yh= High tax rate
Yl= Low tax rate.

So, X=Yh=Yl.

There is an optimal point where Yh=Yl=Yo(optimum)= Maximum tax revenue.

Any extra tax rate above, Yo equals a brake on the economy.


39 posted on 11/07/2010 6:58:19 PM PST by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: Federalist Patriot
"And how are you going to pay for this tax cut on the rich?" is the talking point.
40 posted on 11/07/2010 6:59:33 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: decimon; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks decimon.


41 posted on 11/13/2010 10:08:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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