Christie: "Some things are above politics"

Jan 8, 2013 Read more: CBS News 106

While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, R-N.J., has been under fire from some Republican critics for recent statements that ignore political boundaries, the New Jersey governor confronted those critics in his annual state-of-the-state address today.

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the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Jan 8, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You area a lying c*t.
Of course: we've known you are a lying c*t from the very first time you open you big soft sticky mouth.
Vilest leftist POS on all of topix.

“Obama Shames the USA”

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#23 Jan 8, 2013
the rest of us wrote:
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Vilest leftist POS on all of topix.
He's a product of ACORN. What do you expect from an ACORN Mo' Fo'??? I bet he never paid his mortgage back. You can bet a fat ACORN on that.

“Obama Shames the USA”

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#24 Jan 8, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Or too dumb. Yet I give you George W. Bush.
Bush was a great president until Chris Dodd filibustered Bush's anti easy-mortgage bill.
Your Ex

United States

#25 Jan 8, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Every disaster since 2000 has been polticized by the left, screwball. You suffer from clueless definciency disorder.
Pretty funny from a
Texas Vertigo
Sufferer ;)

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#26 Jan 8, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>Bush was a great president until Chris Dodd filibustered Bush's anti easy-mortgage bill.
I plead insanity for my client.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#27 Jan 8, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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A. the pork was all democrat, moron.
B. Texas gets back 93 cents for every dollar put into federal funds. Your state gets back 1.07....we're supporting your sorry ass, boy. LMAO
Another dumb fleagagger.
B.S.
Texas is a "tax donor state"; in 2005, for every dollar Texans paid to the federal government in federal income taxes, the state received approximately $0.94 in benefits.

Try using data that isn't 8 years old.

Lauren Skowronski pointed us to the most recent state-by-state analysis of federal tax burdens and spending by the Washington-based Tax Foundation, a business-backed tax policy group. It covers the 25-year period between 1981 and 2005.

According to the analysis, Texans paid about $147 billion in federal taxes in 2005 while the state received $149 billion in federal spending. That year, 33 other states also got more money back than residents paid in.

The paid taxes included employment, estate and trust income taxes, among others. Federal spending in Texas includes funding for retirement and disability, grants (such as for research and construction), wages of federal employees and direct payments for programs such as Medicare.

On an annual basis, however, there were only six years in that time period when Texas residents paid fewer dollars in federal taxes than they got in return, according to the foundation.

And since 2005? For those numbers, Skowronski pointed us to the most recent federal tax data posted by the IRS and federal spending data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In fiscal 2009, the IRS collected about $163 billion from Texans and the state received about $224 billion, for a net gain of $61 billion. Federal spending in Texas also exceeded tax payments in 2008 by $8 billion. It was the other way around in 2006 and 2007, when tax payments by Texans exceeded federal spending by a total of about $47 billion.

Another dumb teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#28 Jan 8, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>Bush was a great president until Chris Dodd filibustered Bush's anti easy-mortgage bill.
So George was for it, before he was against it?

1/20/2004

In a bid to boost minority homeownership, President Bush will ask Congress for authority to eliminate the down-payment requirement for Federal Housing Administration loans.
In announcing the plan Monday at a home builders show in Las Vegas, Federal Housing Commissioner John Weicher called the proposal the "most significant FHA initiative in more than a decade." It would lead to 150,000 first-time owners annually, he said.

Nothing-down options are available on the private mortgage market, but, in general, they require the borrower to have pristine credit. Bush's proposed change would extend the nothing-down option to borrowers with blemished credit.

The FHA isn't a direct lender, but guarantees loan payments for mortgages on moderately priced owner-occupied property. The FHA guarantee now permits private lenders to finance as much as 97% of the purchase price of a home for millions of low- and middle-income borrowers.

In the proposal soon to be delivered to Congress, Bush would allow the FHA to guarantee loans for the full purchase price of the home, plus down-payment costs. As a practical matter, the FHA would guarantee mortgages as high as 103% of the value of the underlying property.

The most recent government figures show a national home ownership rate of 68.4%, the highest ever. But less than half of black and Latino householders own the home in which they live. Bush has a goal of 5.5 million new minority homeowners this decade.

Mortgage analyst Keith Gumbinger of financial publishers HSH Associates says the Bush plan "would fill at least a small niche in the mortgage market" — first-time buyers with somewhat impaired credit.

Affordable-housing advocate Scott Syphax, CEO of Nehemiah Corp., called the proposal "revolutionary." It marks the clearest official acknowledgment that millions of potential homeowners are being blocked by high down-payment costs, he says.

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#29 Jan 8, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat from Alaska, is "pleased" to include more than $200 million in pork spending in the Sandy legislation, a bill meant to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/senator-p...
Gov. of Alaska???....try again you ignorant fool
We knew you were a dumb cnt from the start.
Just like teabaggers, FAUX and the rest you only tell HALF the story. YOURS.

According to the National Review Online, both Alaska U.S. senators, Democratic Mark Begich and Republican Lisa Murkowski, support the incoming aid. In a statement Sen. Begich said that both the salmon shortfall and tsunami debris problem are "very real and very serious disasters." He added that the fisheries disaster was declared so "by the federal government" in September, but that Alaskans are "still waiting for relief." And, although Japan generously gifted $5 million to help with the tsunami clean up, debris still "poses serious navigational hazards and risks to coastal communities" in Alaska.

Sen. Murkowski backed Sen. Begich up with a press release supporting aid to both disasters. Murkowski said:

I believe the future destruction of the slow-motion threat posed by tsunami debris can be lessened through more action now. That’s why I asked the Appropriations Committee Chairs, Senators Inouye and Cochran for $20 million in debris cleanup on Monday and look forward to making our case to NOAA to ensure a robust portion of this funding is used to protect our shores from tsunami debris.

She added:


(And) Alaska’s Chinook fisheries were declared a disaster exactly three months ago, but no funds have been appropriated to help communities and businesses impacted yet. This bill will go a long way in providing federal resources to Alaskans who suffered economically because of this year’s low King Salmon run get back on their feet.

The $150 million from the Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funding bill for fisheries and marine debris will be split between Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico and New England.

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#32 Jan 8, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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You're assuming again, dumbasz.
You have your lips wrapped round sausage: I don't have to assume a thing.

Alaska (red state) fisheries =$150 million = request from ***REPUBLICAN Governor.

Alabama = red state = two Republican senators.

Texas = red state = two Republican senators.

Mississippi = red state = two Republican senators.

Swallow and then respond.

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#33 Jan 8, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat from Alaska, is "pleased" to include more than $200 million in pork spending
The request came from the GOVERNOR = REPUBLICAN

ALASKA IS A RED STATE DIPSH!T.

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#34 Jan 8, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Gov. of Alaska???....try again you ignorant fool
RED STATE you Stupid lying c*t.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Lisa Murkowski REPUBLICAN

Rep. Don Young REPUBLICAN

“Obama Shames the USA”

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#35 Jan 9, 2013
I can still see Chris Christie crying in Brucies arms.
He makes me ill. He's one HUGE disappointment. AND he still didn't get the money. The democrats shoved it right up his fat ass by adding all that pork to the aid bill. So much for trusting a slimeball like Obama. LOL. Christie left himself wide open for that one. He's just as stupid and naive as the rest of the country is.
How's that extra 2% treating you? LOL
Americans are so dumbed down it's not funny.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#36 Jan 9, 2013
All the pork went to poverty-stricken, teapussy red states lousyana, alabamie, misseshippie and wrexus as corruption payoffs. But nice try by teapussy to re-write the truth.
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#37 Jan 9, 2013
With the taxes in that state, the beaches should have been full with guests and no damage at all from the the storm. Utopia from high taxation I tell you. I wonder how many died from not having power because union paid electrical employees repaired the power lines. Wait until a real bad tragedy occurs with these rules.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#38 Jan 9, 2013
serfs up wrote:
With the taxes in that state, the beaches should have been full with guests and no damage at all from the the storm. Utopia from high taxation I tell you. I wonder how many died from not having power because union paid electrical employees repaired the power lines. Wait until a real bad tragedy occurs with these rules.
That's what happens when you're dumb enough to live along the coast when global temps are rising.......

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#39 Jan 9, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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A. the pork was all democrat, moron.
B. Texas gets back 93 cents for every dollar put into federal funds. Your state gets back 1.07....we're supporting your sorry ass, boy. LMAO
Another dumb fleagagger.
Lying moron - got any proof whatsoever?

Well, here's proof N.Y. not only supports YOUR STATE, but most other red states as well;

http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/201...

See the nice graphs there, to make simpletons like you capable of understanding how this works? For every dollar Texas contributes, you get back $0.94 / for every dollar N.Y. contributes, we get back $0.79 you fcuking dummy!

An obvious graduate of a woefully inept Texas school system.
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#40 Jan 9, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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That's what happens when you're dumb enough to live along the coast when global temps are rising.......
Many of those town had short beaches for generations. Look up photos from earlier eras. A little baby storm with a direct hit did this.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#41 Jan 9, 2013
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Lying moron - got any proof whatsoever?
Well, here's proof N.Y. not only supports YOUR STATE, but most other red states as well;
http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/201...
See the nice graphs there, to make simpletons like you capable of understanding how this works? For every dollar Texas contributes, you get back $0.94 / for every dollar N.Y. contributes, we get back $0.79 you fcuking dummy!
An obvious graduate of a woefully inept Texas school system.
Tony, being dumb and angry like you is a dangerous combo. It's how people end up getting hurt. Go get some anger mgmt counseling before you harm somebody.

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#42 Jan 9, 2013
Christie fat jokes, are a tactic to diminish his commitment to effective representation of the people who voted him into office. The thin tactics of this administration are thread bare. The,'never allow a crisis go unexploited', is at work.
Again, just wait until the rewrite of history goes into high gear.
(watch MLKing,Jr.)

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

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#43 Jan 9, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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No tax dollars for ANY "victims".
They should have had insurance, or moved away from the coast.
Now put your hand back in your own pocket and get to work shoveling sand!!!
True, it's time people are accournable for their choices in life. Joplin still hasn't got all it's money from the Obama fly in and photo op. My my, where is the MSM.

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