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Christie Gives Basic Economics Lesson To NBC News (VIDEO)
FoxNation.com ^ | June 27 | Staff

Posted on 06/27/2011 10:26:12 AM PDT by JesseWatters

NJ Governor Chris Christie sat down with NBC News' ‘Morning Joe' panel to discuss how he plans to lower taxes and decrease NJ's debt. Christie explained that the Pension Reform bill that he is poised to sign will effectively save NJ tax payers $132 billion and make health insurance affordable to public workers without increasing the tax burden on NJ residences. When asked why tax hikes aren't on the table, Christie says that the top 1% of NJ residents pay 41% of the income tax and face the highest taxes in America, they've ‘already paid their fair share'.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; chrischristie; newjersey; newyork; video

1 posted on 06/27/2011 10:26:15 AM PDT by JesseWatters
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To: JesseWatters

Mika the lib: “Oh, please, please Governor, raise taxes...you must...it’s the only fair thing to do”.

Bravo Christie.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 10:30:29 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: JesseWatters

Mika truly is the poster child for nepotism.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 10:32:43 AM PDT by mort56
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To: JesseWatters

I know some people have a problem with Christie, on certain social issues, I guess. But when you live in NJ, he looks pretty good.


4 posted on 06/27/2011 10:35:07 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

If he would just shed the Man Made Global Warming myth I’d be all for him.


5 posted on 06/27/2011 10:43:15 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: JesseWatters

I love that he brought up needing to be competitive with NY and their tax rates.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 10:50:21 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: JesseWatters

Does this mean the “Obama stash” is getting low?


7 posted on 06/27/2011 10:51:33 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: JesseWatters

The more I see this guy the more I like him.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 10:53:53 AM PDT by BBell
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To: swain_forkbeard

Leadership looks good from everywhere...


9 posted on 06/27/2011 10:55:37 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: JesseWatters

Raising taxes is fascist. At least it is in the American system.

The middle class and upper middle class are punished most severely with taxes. Middle class people, generally, are just trying to get by. Maybe not living paycheck to paycheck, but the disposable income in their budget is quite limited. The poor pay no taxes, and the rich have accountants to help with tax strategies. Not to mention that if you pay 40% tax on $1 million, you still have $600k left. I could get by on that.

So the middle class is punished, and their standard of living goes down with tax increases. The rich get annoyed, and the poor get a little more, bur remain poor and unmotivated.

Effectively, it pushes the middle class down, closer to the poor, in what appears to be an attempt to create a 2 class society.

Fascism.


10 posted on 06/27/2011 10:59:03 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: chuckles

Chris Christie is the best New Jersey can hope for. His position on taking the union leadership to task and trying to strighten out the pension mess is laudable. His recent comments on “Gay” Marriage are refreshing. He is also pro-life.

But until he changes his position on the Second Amendment and Islam and modifies his position on illegals, I can’t support him for President IN THE PRIMARIES.

Write him if you are considering him, and let him know about YOUR views on those subjects. It MIGHT change his mind.

Christie, in my opinion, is planning to run for President. His speeches and interviews over the weekend critical of Obama and his policies are telegraphing his punches. My guess is he is waiting until LATER in the year to announce, and he is letting the other wannabes waste ammo and money shooting each other out of the sky before he joins the dogfight for the primary win.

Although I am not now a supporter of his for the reasons outlined above, its CRITICAL to the survival of AMERICA that that monster in the Oval Office be dethroned. I would support nearly ANY Repuublican who might run against him. Right now, the only one I COULD not support IN ANY WAY is Huntsman.

The more time and money the GOP candidates expend on each other and the more negatives they generate in their investigations of opponents, the better supplied Obama and the media and George Soros will be to turn the thrust of the campaign AWAY from Obama’s RECORD and onto the foibles -in many cases small in the BIG picture - of the GOP candidate who is selected.

With the Muslim Marxist in the White House, we need to be careful - very careful.


11 posted on 06/27/2011 11:02:32 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: JesseWatters
NJ Governor Chris Christie sat down with NBC News' ‘Morning Joe' panel
Morning Joe show is on pMSNBC not NBC (not that there's a difference).
12 posted on 06/27/2011 11:04:14 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: JesseWatters
To all you people who don't like Christie...this is why the rest of us do.

No one even comes close to framing the issue and making the argument as well as Chris Christie.

But Mika is still an airhead.

13 posted on 06/27/2011 11:06:25 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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To: ZULU
Christie, in my opinion, is planning to run for President.
I sure hope so. I like Sarah Palin's and Donald Trump's "in your face" capability - but I think Christie is much more electable.
On the other hand - if the GOP runs a turnip against the Zero, the turnip still gets my vote.
14 posted on 06/27/2011 11:07:58 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: JesseWatters; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
RE :”NJ Governor Chris Christie sat down with NBC News’ ‘Morning Joe’ panel to discuss how he plans to lower taxes and decrease NJ’s debt. Christie explained that the Pension Reform bill that he is poised to sign will effectively save NJ tax payers $132 billion and make health insurance affordable to public workers without increasing the tax burden on NJ residences. When asked why tax hikes aren't on the table, Christie says that the top 1% of NJ residents pay 41% of the income tax and face the highest taxes in America, they've ‘already paid their fair share’. Because NY Gov. Cuomo is set to lower tax rates to 6.5% next week, Governor Christie explained without this bill NJ cannot compete with NY because they ‘already pay the highest taxes in America’. Gov. Christie ensured viewers that without his Reform Bill ‘we'll get crushed competitively in the private sector’.

Christie ping!

Mika says he needs to raise taxes even if it destroys the state because :”It's the fair thing to do”

FNC link to Morning Joe video :
FNC : Christie Gives Basic Economics Lesson To NBC News

15 posted on 06/27/2011 11:10:21 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: swain_forkbeard
I know some people have a problem with Christie, on certain social issues, I guess. But when you live in NJ, he looks pretty good.

I can agree with that statement. POTUS, no way.

16 posted on 06/27/2011 11:11:57 AM PDT by frogjerk (Liberalism: The ideology of envy.)
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To: ZULU
Yep...I saw him on Morning Joe today and he was better than ever. Guns, abortions and illegals are weaknesses for him, no doubt...but his ability to cut through the BS economics and say it straight (and in easy-to-understand English) are very powerful. He's also the kinda guy we could have a beer with.

On Rush today, Mark Davis substituted and said (like us) that he didn't like some of his positions, but wishes all the pubby candidates could get his spine.

17 posted on 06/27/2011 11:14:32 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: CommieCutter

Don’t forget his appointing Muslim judges to the state supreme court and his approval of the Ground Zero mosque.

Christie is a tool of those who would supplant US law with Shari’ah.


18 posted on 06/27/2011 11:25:07 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Can you afford to board the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?)
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To: ZULU
I agree about Christie. It's the same with several wannabe's. If Perry comes in from Texas, you will quickly see the warts he has hidden away. He is most definatly better than Obama, but we can do better. Christie would do fine for about a week and then the second amendment would come up and bite him. Palin, OTOH, I think would skyrocket to the lead with her base as big as it is. They will probably abandon Bachmann and quickly give Palin the nod. Romney will never, IMO, beat 25% because of Romney care.

All this takes time to sort out, but Christie, Trump, and Perry are interesting to argue about, but I think they will all pale next to Palin's star power. Christie is sorta like Guliani. I don't hear any bad stuff about him till the elections get near. Then we get to see him in drag once more. Romney won't ever be able to shake Romney care until he denounces it, which he won't, because he can't. Cain could slog it out for awhile if he doesn't make many mistakes. Bachmann is the defacto leader, IMHO, unless Palin gets in. It's kinda embarrassing that Coulter pushes Christie so much knowing his weaknesses. I've often wondered what people will think if Christie joins the race after saying he would commit suicide first. It's the same group that thinks Palin is ruined for quitting the governorship in AK. Trump, of course is a moron and I don't think he would even mess things up as a 3rd party. Maybe 1-2% at most. Whoever wins the Republican primary will be POTUS this time around. I think unemployment will be closer to 9% than 7% for Obummer. Even blacks will turn on him.

19 posted on 06/27/2011 11:40:35 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: JesseWatters

Christie is so damn good at responding off the cuff to all the arguments of the leftists, he leaves them gasping and their pre-programmed talking points sound so hollow and lame.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 12:02:27 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: chuckles

Interesting. I tend to agree with you on most of that, but I’m sure Palin is a wise choice RIGHT NOW as the media has so successfully demonized her.

But I wouldn’t assume Obama is out for the count by ANY means. He’s a Democrat and what Democrats due BEST is run for office. He has a big machine and lots of money, and the media will be around to microscutinize, parce and dissect ANYTHING the GOP candidate says, while presenting Obama in the BEST POSSIBLE light.


21 posted on 06/27/2011 12:12:06 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: truthkeeper
No one even comes close to framing the issue and making the argument as well as Chris Christie

Yes!! Every time I watch Christie in a give and take with liberals, he comes away the clear winner in the exchange. This ability simply seperates him from the rest of the pubbies.

22 posted on 06/27/2011 12:19:13 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: ghost of nixon

Well, he DOES agree with them on some points anyway.

See my posts.

ANYBODY but Obama - except for Huntsman who actually worked for him.


23 posted on 06/27/2011 12:23:24 PM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: wildbill
Christie is so damn good at responding off the cuff to all the arguments of the leftists, he leaves them gasping and their pre-programmed talking points sound so hollow and lame.

...yes - and I don't think those conservatives who dismiss Christie as a RINO realize just how rare and valuable his skills are.

24 posted on 06/27/2011 12:25:07 PM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: chuckles

“Whoever wins the Republican primary will be POTUS this time around.”

NO, the media and their echo of leftist lies will make it a very close election that Omama could win. I like and respect Palin, but the media has so many laugh lines ready on her that I think Palin would lose as the GOP candidate. The left seems to have a vendetta against Republican women and is already savaging Bachmann, even though she has fewer known negatives now than Palin. I wish Paul Ryan was running as only he seems to be able to fit all the conservative want list.


25 posted on 06/27/2011 2:02:29 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: sickoflibs

Someone should give Christie a “basic lesson” in why global warming is a scam game.


26 posted on 06/27/2011 2:55:54 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sickoflibs.
Christie explained that the Pension Reform bill that he is poised to sign will effectively save NJ tax payers $132 billion and make health insurance affordable to public workers without increasing the tax burden on NJ residences... the top 1% of NJ residents pay 41% of the income tax and face the highest taxes in America, they've :already paid their fair share"... NY Gov. Cuomo[sexual Agenda] is set to lower [NY state] tax rates to 6.5% next week... without this bill NJ cannot compete with NY because they "already pay the highest taxes in America".

27 posted on 06/27/2011 3:39:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Marine_Uncle
RE :”Someone should give Christie a “basic lesson” in why global warming is a scam game.

FNC special report reported today that our Dem Maryland governor signed a bill that, look here:
Maryland now requires ‘environmental proficiency’ to graduate from high school

On top of raising our taxes again to pay for illegals college tuition. Christie doesnt look bad from here.

28 posted on 06/27/2011 6:40:06 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: sickoflibs

The indoctrination continues.


29 posted on 06/28/2011 12:00:57 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Marine_Uncle
RE :”The indoctrination continues.

I am looking at Christie as a governor not a president. For those taht would rather have a Democrat than Christie as governor they need to live in Maryland where the Democrats under O Malley passed a number of laws to ensure continued Democrat power :

1) Gave ‘ex-cons’ the vote, even after treason
2) Early voting in Democrat areas
3) Brainwashing kids in public schools to worship the global god.

30 posted on 06/28/2011 12:09:57 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: sickoflibs

Before Christie came along NJ was in about the same state (no pun intended) as MD..


31 posted on 06/28/2011 12:36:01 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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