NJ Governor Chris Christie's RNC Keynote Speech: "What Matters Now is What We Do"

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    Aug 29, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    Mitt who??
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
    DalTX saidMitt who??


    Ironic that you support a guy who is unable to run on his own record.
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    9.8% unemployment in NJ? Is this the type of NJ comeback Mitt Romney is selling to the US? American voters arent buying the BS.
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    DalTX saidMitt who??


    Ironic that you support a guy who is unable to run on his own record.



    Ironic that you support a guy you cant even vote for.
    Oh Canada!
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]catfish5 said[/cite]9.8% unemployment in NJ? Is this the type of NJ comeback Mitt Romney is selling to the US? American voters arent buying the BS.[/quote



    AMEN TO THIS !!!
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    Aug 29, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    Another lesson in why labor participation rate matters... another difference is state fiscal issues which Christie has worked hard to contain while others like California and Illinois have only made middling attempts as the numbers bear out. These short term sacrifices will result in bigger gains as is often forecast in stimulus proposals (ie using stimulus to dampen the short term pains).

    http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/08/28/Why-Christie-Wont-Mention-NJs-Unemployment-Rate.aspx#page1

    For starters, the state has a higher labor force participation rate than the rest of the United States. About 66 percent of Garden State residents are part of the workforce, compared to 63.7 percent nationwide. A similar labor force participation rate would push unemployment across the country to about 8.8 percent.

    Charles Steindel, chief economist for the New Jersey Treasury Department, told The Fiscal Times that the state economy moves at the whim of the rest of the country. And after all, many New Jersey residents commute to jobs in New York and Pennsylvania.

    “A lot of this depends on where the national economy goes, frankly,” he said. “If the national economy generates jobs and growth, New Jersey will get its share.”

    Steindel also notes that stats from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics should not be accepted as gospel, since the numbers are adjusted seasonally and can vary dramatically over the course of revisions in the two following months. “All these numbers are pretty preliminary,” he said.

    In addition, the most recent batch of bad state jobs reports are based on two conflicting surveys. The unemployment rate comes from polling households, while the jobs total is derived from a larger survey of establishments. Raw data then gets filtered through seasonal adjustments that also influence the results.

    The establishment survey shows that New Jersey added 55,300 jobs since Christie assumed office in early 2010. By contrast, the more dismal household survey shows that payrolls grew by 26,376 during that same period and the ranks of the unemployed by 6,474.

    “While the rise in the unemployment rate certainly raises some flags, we believe that the job count is giving the better view on what’s happening in the state’s labor market,” Steindel wrote in a government newsletter last month. “That view is clearly one of recovery.”

    But regardless of which sum gets used, about 5,000 of the new jobs under Christie came from the Revel casino in Atlantic City. The $2.4 billion casino has struggled to lure in gamblers since its April opening, forcing its owners to obtain an additional $70 million in credit to maintain its operations through 2013.

    Meanwhile, the state has lost jobs in the financial services sector and the pharmaceutical firm Roche will be shutting down its research and development facility in New Jersey, MacInnes said. “We’re losing out on the competition for high value-added jobs,” he said. “We’re not talking about that fact. And we need to.”
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    riddler78 saidAnother lesson in why labor participation rate matters... another difference is state fiscal issues which Christie has worked hard to contain while others like California and Illinois have only made middling attempts as the numbers bear out. These short term sacrifices will result in bigger gains as is often forecast in stimulus proposals (ie using stimulus to dampen the short term pains).

    http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/08/28/Why-Christie-Wont-Mention-NJs-Unemployment-Rate.aspx#page1

    For starters, the state has a higher labor force participation rate than the rest of the United States. About 66 percent of Garden State residents are part of the workforce, compared to 63.7 percent nationwide. A similar labor force participation rate would push unemployment across the country to about 8.8 percent.

    Charles Steindel, chief economist for the New Jersey Treasury Department, told The Fiscal Times that the state economy moves at the whim of the rest of the country. And after all, many New Jersey residents commute to jobs in New York and Pennsylvania.

    “A lot of this depends on where the national economy goes, frankly,” he said. “If the national economy generates jobs and growth, New Jersey will get its share.”

    Steindel also notes that stats from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics should not be accepted as gospel, since the numbers are adjusted seasonally and can vary dramatically over the course of revisions in the two following months. “All these numbers are pretty preliminary,” he said.

    In addition, the most recent batch of bad state jobs reports are based on two conflicting surveys. The unemployment rate comes from polling households, while the jobs total is derived from a larger survey of establishments. Raw data then gets filtered through seasonal adjustments that also influence the results.

    The establishment survey shows that New Jersey added 55,300 jobs since Christie assumed office in early 2010. By contrast, the more dismal household survey shows that payrolls grew by 26,376 during that same period and the ranks of the unemployed by 6,474.

    “While the rise in the unemployment rate certainly raises some flags, we believe that the job count is giving the better view on what’s happening in the state’s labor market,” Steindel wrote in a government newsletter last month. “That view is clearly one of recovery.”

    But regardless of which sum gets used, about 5,000 of the new jobs under Christie came from the Revel casino in Atlantic City. The $2.4 billion casino has struggled to lure in gamblers since its April opening, forcing its owners to obtain an additional $70 million in credit to maintain its operations through 2013.

    Meanwhile, the state has lost jobs in the financial services sector and the pharmaceutical firm Roche will be shutting down its research and development facility in New Jersey, MacInnes said. “We’re losing out on the competition for high value-added jobs,” he said. “We’re not talking about that fact. And we need to.”


    The NJ comeback to 9.8% unemployment shows that Mitt will drive us back into the same ditch that the failed republican policies of the Bush administration put us in to begin with. We dont want a Mitt comeback to failed Republican policies.
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    Aug 29, 2012 2:19 PM GMT
    well if we use the Democratic Narrative. He inherited a horrible economy from a high ranking Democrat Corzine.

    A man who made a few billions dollars disappear.

    Even so Christie enjoys high poll numbers in a state that tends to run Democratic.
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    musclmed saidwell if we use the Democratic Narrative. He inherited a horrible economy from a high ranking Democrat Corzine.

    A man who made a few billions dollars disappear.

    Even so Christie enjoys high poll numbers in a state that tends to run Democratic.


    Well that, and there are some actual good accounting reasons for why NJ is different - but also that NJ chose to deal with some of its fiscal problems instead of borrowing to defer them and make them worse for future generations.
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    musclmed saidwell if we use the Democratic Narrative. He inherited a horrible economy from a high ranking Democrat Corzine.

    A man who made a few billions dollars disappear.

    Even so Christie enjoys high poll numbers in a state that tends to run Democratic.


    If we use Republican narrative, Christie failed. Get his fat ass outta there.
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    Aug 29, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    Christie said the word "I" 37 times, "Romney" seven times, and "jobs" one time.
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    Aug 29, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    I liked the part where he SLAMMED 'divisionary politicians'.. all i want to do is couple that sentence with him against McConnells bullshit, and then tail end it with Christies "washington, you're out of excuses!"

    Now THAT would be a great add to play nationally!

    Christie slamming the hell out of the party of "no"..icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Aug 29, 2012 9:23 PM GMT

    I thought Crisco Christie gave a great speech...to set himself up for 2016.
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    Aug 29, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    The big one say's " What matters now is what we do" !! Well he's sure right on that one, so what we need to do is not back down from exposing these far right Ideologs and their antiquated efforts to take us backwards. We've had enough of Reagan/Bushanomics which has our country in a deep hole. We should fight the return to failed tax cuts for jobs lies that have had ten years of no results.

    Get rid of the 1% bandits in congress and the Senate that insist on giving themself tax breaks at the expense of low income, elderly and disabled people.


    Give republicans hell for their lies and bring them to embarassment over their apologetics for their tactics and backwards fundi bible superstitions. ENOUGH OF PLAYING NICE WITH THESE LIARS
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    Aug 29, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    mke_bt said
    I thought Crisco Christie gave a great speech...to set himself up for 2016.
    Ah.. lets get a little "truth" here.. NJ isnt what Christie makes it out to be...........

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/opinion/louis-christie-tough-truths/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    "A hard truth Christie absolutely will not tell is that every one of his budgets has been unbalanced by more than $2.5 billion," notes Bloomberg news blogger Josh Barro, citing Christie's bad habit -- started by previous governors -- of skimping on payments into the state's pension fund.
    As of July, New Jersey's unemployment rate stands at 9.8%: higher than the national average, fourth worst among the 50 states and the highest level in 35 years. The rate is higher than on the day Christie took office in 2010 and nearly a full percentage point higher than earlier this year, when Christie's State of the State address exultantly and repeatedly claimed that a "New Jersey Comeback" was under way.

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    Aug 29, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
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    mke_bt said
    I thought Crisco Christie gave a great speech...to set himself up for 2016.
    Ah.. lets get a little "truth" here.. NJ isnt what Christie makes it out to be...........

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/opinion/louis-christie-tough-truths/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    "A hard truth Christie absolutely will not tell is that every one of his budgets has been unbalanced by more than $2.5 billion," notes Bloomberg news blogger Josh Barro, citing Christie's bad habit -- started by previous governors -- of skimping on payments into the state's pension fund.
    As of July, New Jersey's unemployment rate stands at 9.8%: higher than the national average, fourth worst among the 50 states and the highest level in 35 years. The rate is higher than on the day Christie took office in 2010 and nearly a full percentage point higher than earlier this year, when Christie's State of the State address exultantly and repeatedly claimed that a "New Jersey Comeback" was under way.

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    Mark, did you quote me because you think I'm a Kristie Kreme supporter?
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    mke_bt said
    TropicalMark said
    mke_bt said
    I thought Crisco Christie gave a great speech...to set himself up for 2016.
    Ah.. lets get a little "truth" here.. NJ isnt what Christie makes it out to be...........

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/opinion/louis-christie-tough-truths/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    "A hard truth Christie absolutely will not tell is that every one of his budgets has been unbalanced by more than $2.5 billion," notes Bloomberg news blogger Josh Barro, citing Christie's bad habit -- started by previous governors -- of skimping on payments into the state's pension fund.
    As of July, New Jersey's unemployment rate stands at 9.8%: higher than the national average, fourth worst among the 50 states and the highest level in 35 years. The rate is higher than on the day Christie took office in 2010 and nearly a full percentage point higher than earlier this year, when Christie's State of the State address exultantly and repeatedly claimed that a "New Jersey Comeback" was under way.

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    Mark, did you quote me because you think I'm a Kristie Kreme supporter?
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    Aug 30, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    Christie did fine with his speech and yes he was looking out for his interest in 2016

    His approval ratings are almost 55% in a state that just loves to vote democrat...see 120 year vampire Frank Lautenberg. NJ does like the guy and likes his no bullshit approach to tackling the problems which is different from the usual nonsense of tax and spend in NJ

    I realize the libs hate him but probably because they fear him so much as an attractive presidential candidate in 2016.
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    Aug 30, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidChristie did fine with his speech and yes he was looking out for his interest in 2016

    His approval ratings are almost 55% in a state that just loves to vote democrat...see 120 year vampire Frank Lautenberg. NJ does like the guy and likes his no bullshit approach to tackling the problems which is different from the usual nonsense of tax and spend in NJ

    I realize the libs hate him but probably because they fear him so much as an attractive presidential candidate in 2016.



    Interesting...so you think Obama will win in 2012 or you think Christie is going to run against President Romeny in 2016?
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    Aug 30, 2012 12:00 PM GMT
    Obama will win only because Romney lacks any enthusiasm, if they put up a dynamic candidate like Ryan or Christie, Obama would be toast. Christie will run in 2016
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    jerseywoof saidObama will win only because Romney lacks any enthusiasm, if they put up a dynamic candidate like Ryan or Christie, Obama would be toast. Christie will run in 2016


    Christie won't win. He is overweight. You think I am wrong look up the Presidents of the last 50 years, they all fit a special mold.
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    Aug 30, 2012 12:45 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidObama will win only because Romney lacks any enthusiasm, if they put up a dynamic candidate like Ryan or Christie, Obama would be toast. Christie will run in 2016


    I thought he was a poor choice and delivered a poor speech.
    If he ever runs for president, he needs to lose 100 pounds first.
    In todays media world, I doubt if another "William Howard Taft" is going to be elected....... then work on his views which are a "Fail".
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    Aug 30, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    oh I do agree his weight will be an issue at sometime. It will be a very touchy subject to tread though. I like him but he really is morbidly obese and appearance does matter
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    Aug 30, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    DalTX saidChristie said the word "I" 37 times, "Romney" seven times, and "jobs" one time.


    But remember, only Obama is the true egotist according to them. icon_lol.gif