Christie, although he hasn’t officially announced his 2016 intentions, has been lusting for the presidency ever since he donned that hideous super-fleece during Superstorm Sandy and performed like Mayor Giuliani in the wake of 9/11. Even though most national Republicans have since given up on Governor Tony Soprano (even Ted Cruz is looking better) on account of his seemingly never-ending Bridge-gate indictments and corruption scandals, the gargantuan bully is still lusting for the presidency since he’s all about himself. Further, he’s taking his pathetic and transparently fixed “YouTube hits” town hall shtick on the road in New Hampshire–all in hopes of pissing away more of New Jersey’s tax dollars on his 2016 fantasy.
During one of many trips to all-important presidential primary state New Hampshire, Christie was a good Koch puppet when he suggested cuts to social security and raising the retirement age to 69:
It’s not a tough sell to current seniors or people about to enter the system because this won’t affect them. We’re going to phase this in over a good period of time. These programs — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security — are on the road to ruin if we don’t make changes.
Maybe there needs to be an honest debate about social security, but Christie is totally not the man to be having it.
It was recently reported by Watchdog.org that Governor Chris Christie didn’t to report or pay taxes on more than $380,000 in allowances of public money.
From the Watchdog.org report:
Gov. Chris Christie failed to report as income or pay taxes on $380,000 in expense allowances he received from the state, according to a New Jersey Watchdog examination of Treasury data and the governor’s tax returns.
By not declaring the allowances on their joint returns, Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, avoided roughly $152,000 in federal income taxes over four years.
After much prodding, the Christie admin. claimed the report was “categorically false,” which you can read in full here. Is it just me, or is Christie starting to make Putin look more scrupulous than a boy scout.
H/T: TPM|Featured image by Michael Hayne of IfYouOnlyNews.com