Wednesday, June 27, 2012
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vowed Tuesday to “kick [Democrats’] rear ends from one end of the state to the other” after they refused to include a 10 percent across-the-board income tax cut in the state budget.
Christie Plans Brawl With Democrats on NJ Budget Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 12:29 PM By Sandy Fitzgerald Share: More . . . A A | Email Us | Print | Forward Article 0 inShare New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vowed Tuesday to “kick [Democrats’] rear ends from one end of the state to the other” after they refused to include a 10 percent across-the-board income tax cut in the state budget. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Christie made the threat at a town hall meeting, where he also said, “This is the fight we’re going to have all summer. And if they think I’m going to forget this, they’ve got another think coming. I’ve got a long memory.” Christie accused the state’s Democratic lawmakers of lying to state residents about wanting to cut taxes, and he singled out Senate Budget Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo for special attention. The governor called Sarlo “one arrogant SOB” for building a $183 million surplus into the budget to offset a possible cut in property taxes if state revenues grow as predicted by Christie’s office. In response, Sarlo called it “a badge of honor” to be lambasted by Christie, but he declined to resort to name-calling. He said Democrats were trying to be fiscally responsible at a time when the economy is still shaky. The Inquirer also reported that Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney said if Christie’s revenue estimates do hold true, Democrats would approve a tax cut for state residents. © 2012 Newsmax. All rights reserved. Read more on Newsmax.com: Christie Plans Brawl With Democrats on NJ Budget Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!