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Remember when Chris Christie promised us a tax cut?
Yeah, me neither.
Remember when Chris Christie told NJ towns and school districts to cap their budget increases at 2 percent?
It's the law.
So why is he increasing state spending by more than twice that?
The $34.4 billion state budget unveiled by Gov. Chris Christie today makes modest spending increases to schools and Medicaid — and includes a $2.25 billion payment to the retirement fund for public workers, the largest in state history.
The Republican governor's new budget is 4.2 percent larger than the one he signed last year, and relies on revenue growth of 5.8 percent.
Today, the governor repeatedly highlighted New Jersey's tough financial situation and touted a series of spending increases that he managed to eke out, including "a record-setting $9 billion in direct aid to schools." That's an increase of $38 million from the current fiscal year.
"We will ensure that every one of our nearly 600 school districts receives an increase," Christie told lawmakers gathered in the Assembly chamber. He also proposed a $5 million pilot program to study longer school days in New Jersey, and another $5 million for "preschool initiatives."
Yippee ki yay, more money for the teachers union!
Christie's budget plan is also notable for what it doesn't include: a tax cut that the Republican governor had sought for years.
Well sure, he's been hanging out with Obama, so he learned how to play the game.
First, he promises us a tax cut to get our votes. Then, after he's safely re-elected he forgets who we are while thumbing his nose at our wallets.
Tell me again why people call Chris Christie a "conservative?"
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