September 10, 2009

"CHANGE" AS A DEROGATORY TERM:

Christie lays out case for showing Corzine the door (MICHAEL SYMONS, September 9, 2009, Asbury Park Press)

Seeking to return the focus of the gubernatorial race to incumbent Gov. Jon S. Corzine in general and the economy in particular, Republican Chris Christie laid out the broad-strokes rationale Wednesday for why he should be elected.
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Christie made no new proposals in the speech but reiterated the philosophy he's touted on the campaign trail since January — support for cutting spending and taxes, restoring funding for property tax rebates, more charter schools and an increased focus on reviving the state's cities. [...]

Christie — citing increasing foreclosures, a 9.3 unemployment rate and the disappearance of 150,000 jobs since the start of 2008 — said New Jersey's economy continued to worsen over the summer. He dismissed the gain of 5,900 jobs in July, including 13,000 more private-sector jobs, emphasizing the higher unemployment rate.

"That, ladies and gentlemen, is Jon Corzine's New Jersey," Christie said. "And it is not the change anyone voted for in 2005, and it is time to show him the door."

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 10, 2009 7:52 AM
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