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Corzine is no great shakes but will win. Christie is nobody. Raised money and given a job by Bush. He did not send anyone away. His assistants did. Also, he attacks Corzine for not spending enough. What is his position on anything? Read his website. He just cut and pasted McGreevey's positions from 2001.He does not seem like he wants to win very badly. For heavensakes, he should at least lose a couple pounds. How can he put New Jersey's budget on a diet and have the discipline to say no to spending when he says yes every time he passes McDonalds. He is another Rudy Guiliani-The idea of them in charge is better than the reality. Christie is a looser.The only thing this fat slob is going to win is an ice cream and hotdog eating contest.
Is it any wonder that a Rasmussen and Channel 9 survey (9 is owned by Rupert Murdoch) finds results beneficial to a neo-con?
I'm disappointed Brian gave up on the "what specific cuts" line of questioning.
Parental notification isn't a "common sense" provision. For some young women that's a death sentence.
and ... MORE TAX CUTS!!! Seriously?!? geez.
I'd rather listen to Bush than this guy. Has he answered a question yet?
is there anyone left in the northeast GOP?
How exactly would you cut spending?
And no weasel words like 'cutting wasteful spending.' My guess is you would use the same old tricks every other Gov has used that have landed us in this multi-billion-dollar hole.
He's just weaseling out of every question Brian puts to him about his solutions for the budget crisis. Except for attributing taxes to Corzine (over and over again), and saying that he wouldn't increase taxes.
In sum, there's no there there.
I HATE it when people are "pro-life" except for exceptions to rape or incest. How hypocritical. I would rather they be pro-life without the exceptions.
Brian seems over matched and ill prepared for this interview. Couldn't he find the WNYC New Jersey correspondent to help him with this interview.
He generally seems over matched in interviews.
leo 15sounds like bush
Both parties have spent and borrowed NJ into this fiscal mess. Spending cannot just go up irresponsibly. Something has got to give or the state will see more residents leaving - and I don't care what the Princeton study on millionaires says. I know what my friends and neighbors are saying. Many of them are already planning their departure. Only their jobs keep them here. Yikes.
This guy needs to switch to decaf. "Brian, I can't believe you're asking me these specific questions! It's outrageous! You should be complimenting me for only getting moderately furious in this interview!"
What a pol. No real critiques at all.
Rasmussen polls are suspect in the first place, and Ch. 9 is owned by Rupert Murdoch (Yes, Murdoch has TWO TV stations in ny, TWO major newspapers and a number of small neighborhood papers like the Brooklyn Eagle and its parent org, ie, all the papers in Brooklyn.)
So is it a surprise they have a poll that shines a beneficial light on a right winger?
The only thing he is calling for is cutting the state workforce (A state gov't is not a business where most of the expenses are labor. State gov't budgets consist mostly of medicaid and education expenses - Labor doesn't account for much
Can anyone say "fatuous bloviation"?
RIP Christie's Gov. campaign.
Whitman was just like Pataki - Lower taxes and then turn around and borrow money in the taxpayer's name and then leave the taxpayers holding the bag!
will Christie support local government consolidation & medical marijuana.
No wonder we do not trust politicians. Not one actual answer to your questions on the budget.
Guess you will not be able to get him to answer any question Brian, not your fault.
In this day of financial crisis, how can the politicians believe that the status quo of spin and dodge is a strategy for success for the people, the state and therefore the government.
HE COMPLETELY SIDESTEPPED YOUR QUESTION ABOUT WHAT SPECIFIC CUTS HE WOULD MAKE, AND YOU LET IT GO. BAD JOURNALISM!
I'm in the top 10% of income earners in NYC. I don't look forward to paying more taxes, but thanks to reckless financing by so many in the financial sector AND in government, we HAVE to. Let's stop complaining and put up. And though I'll pay more with a progressive tax code, SO BE IT.
What will Mr. Christie do to lower property taxes?Corzine has been strong in regards to transportation, what are his thoughts in this area?
Can Brian ask the Mr. Christie if thinks if more deregulation is his answer to stimulate the NJ economy. Cause he sounds like a factory republican with the same arguments and ideas of 8 years ago.
You are absolutely right!
No. His highest accomplishment has been using the office for political theater and persecution. Granted, NJ is the armpit of the nation when it comes to corruption. But it's all based on politics
This is turning into a useless excercise where Brian asks a question and Christie give a blurb from his stump speech.
Please try to pin him down on something.
Corzine inherited a mess largely caused from the Whitman years. He is the first governor we have had in two decades that acts responsibly even though it hurts.
But shouldn't Christie ask the local governments to cut education and NOT increase their education spending so they don't have to increase property taxes. You can't have it both way Mr. Christie - Asking the governor to cut expenses while asking the state to increase education funding for localities that are extremelly corrupt
do northeast representatives do enough to get tax money back from the federal government?http://www.taxfoundation.org/UserFiles/Image/Blog/ftsbs-large.jpg
Try to get him to be specific on some point. ANY point! ! !
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