Governor Christie is using his taxpayer-funded political rallies to promote his reverse Robin Hood agenda.
According to the Star-Ledger's Megan DeMarco, Governor Christie is once again twisting the facts by taking credit for the slow but steady Obama economic recovery. The governor is claiming that the unexpected increase in state revenue, reported at yesterday's Assembly Budget Committee meeting, is due to his economic policies. This completely ignores the fact that the country as a whole is starting to see the impact of the economic stimulus.
We have seen recently that, contrary to the Governor's claims, manufacturing businesses are leaving the state. Take, for example, long-time Burlington County employer Ocean Spray. When asked about their move to Pennsylvania, their spokesman never mentioned taxes, but rather infrastructure - something that Christie has suffocated.
Hopefully the mainstream media will not simply reprint the governor's lies and talking points, but will provide a critical analysis of why our state's economy is lagging the national recovery.