Christie's Action House

Friday, March 13, 2009

Chris Christie, former US Attorney for NJ, talks about his bid for the Republican nomination and his challenging of John Corzine in this fall's gubernatorial race.


Chris Christie

Comments [31]

ann rutledge from woodbridge, nj

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.

Mar. 27 2009 10:02 PM

Is it any wonder that a Rasmussen and Channel 9 survey (9 is owned by Rupert Murdoch) finds results beneficial to a neo-con?

Mar. 13 2009 02:14 PM
CS from maplewood

I'm disappointed Brian gave up on the "what specific cuts" line of questioning.

Mar. 13 2009 10:46 AM
Darius from Prospect Heights

Parental notification isn't a "common sense" provision. For some young women that's a death sentence.

and ... MORE TAX CUTS!!! Seriously?!? geez.

Mar. 13 2009 10:30 AM
Kevin from Brooklyn

I'd rather listen to Bush than this guy. Has he answered a question yet?

Mar. 13 2009 10:30 AM
hjs from 11211

is there anyone left in the northeast GOP?

Mar. 13 2009 10:27 AM
Johnny S from Cranford

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.

Mar. 13 2009 10:26 AM
Ken in Greenwich Village from Greenwich village

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.

Mar. 13 2009 10:25 AM

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.

Mar. 13 2009 10:25 AM

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.

Mar. 13 2009 10:25 AM
hjs from 11211

leo 15
sounds like bush

Mar. 13 2009 10:24 AM
em from nj

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.

Mar. 13 2009 10:24 AM
Owen from Rochester

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!"

Mar. 13 2009 10:23 AM

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?

Mar. 13 2009 10:22 AM
Leo from Queens

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

Mar. 13 2009 10:21 AM
Dan from NJ

Can anyone say "fatuous bloviation"?

Mar. 13 2009 10:21 AM
Martell from Sunset Park

RIP Christie's Gov. campaign.

Mar. 13 2009 10:20 AM
Leo from Queens

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!

Mar. 13 2009 10:19 AM
hjs from 11211

will Christie support local government consolidation & medical marijuana.

Mar. 13 2009 10:19 AM
Bruce Forsyth from NJ

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.

Mar. 13 2009 10:17 AM


Mar. 13 2009 10:17 AM
John Williams from Manhattain

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.

Mar. 13 2009 10:15 AM
antonio from park slope

What will Mr. Christie do to lower property taxes?
Corzine has been strong in regards to transportation, what are his thoughts in this area?

Mar. 13 2009 10:15 AM
Martell from Sunset Park

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.

Mar. 13 2009 10:15 AM
Dan from NJ


You are absolutely right!

Mar. 13 2009 10:15 AM
Leo from Queens

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

Mar. 13 2009 10:15 AM
Dan from NJ

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.


Mar. 13 2009 10:15 AM

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.

Mar. 13 2009 10:13 AM
Leo from Queens

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

Mar. 13 2009 10:12 AM
hjs from 11211

do northeast representatives do enough to get tax money back from the federal government?

Mar. 13 2009 10:12 AM
Dan from NJ


Try to get him to be specific on some point. ANY point! ! !

Mar. 13 2009 10:12 AM

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