Chris Christie may be as popular in New Jersey as toxic waste on its beaches, and Donald Trump is murdering him in the battle for egotistical a-hole, but that certainly hasn’t stopped the Bluto-like governor from continuing to destroy his own state.
The literal biggest clown of he 2016 GOP Presidential Race recently awarded JP Morgan a $188 million tax break to attract jobs to New Jersey. Great! After all, New Jersey is one of the worst states to do business in. The only problem is that none of these corporate handouts have resulted in real positive job gains for New Jersey, but rather just quid pro quo for political sugar-daddies. Christie has made quid pro quo an Olympian sport for f*ck’s sake!
Let’s just look at the facts here. Since he took office in 2010 and the very few times he’s actually been in NJ and not lusting for the presidency, Christie has approved $6 billion in corporate tax breaks, all of which had political connections. However, this corporate welfare has resulted in a $800 million budget deficit, the 5th worst job creation in the country, and people leaving New Jersey in droves.
But while Christie is all too willing to dole out corporate candy knowing the political ROI (Return On Investment), he’s even more willing to cut money from NJ schools.
For example, Christie cut school funding by $1 billion, which left N.J. schools unable to provide ‘thorough and efficient’ education, according to a judge. Judge Peter Doyne, who was appointed as special master in the long-running Abbott vs. Burke school funding case, previously issued an opinion that found the reductions “fell more heavily upon our high risk districts and the children educated within those districts.”
Despite spending levels that meet or exceed virtually every state in the country, and that saw a significant increase in spending levels from 2000 to 2008, our ‘at risk’ children are now moving further from proficiency,” he said. (NJ.com)
Now that’s ‘Tellin’ It Like It Is,’ Christie! Of course don’t expect Christie to own up to any of these major lapses in governance as he has to compete with Donald Trump in the remorseless, egotistical a-hole category.
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