NHDP - ICYMI: NJ Democratic chairman says Christie has ‘destroyed’ state economy

 

 
 
 
 
 
WMUR: NJ Democratic chairman says Christie has ‘destroyed’ state economy

 

Key Point: “We have had nine credit rating downgrades since he has been governor and that goes to bonding and interest rates,” Currie said. “The economy has recovered throughout most of the rest of the country, but we have had a deep, deep recession. The states around us have recovered and the unemployment rate is still above the regional average by far.”...

Currie said that Christie’s plan to spend five consecutive days campaigning in New Hampshire shows why the Garden State “is in such a mess. He hasn’t been here to do anything.”
 

“He’s turned New Jersey into a failed state, and if he becomes president, he will turn the United States into a failed nation,” Currie said.

NJ Democratic chairman says Christie has ‘destroyed’ state economy

 
MANCHESTER, N.H. —A home state political foe of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie charged Tuesday that the newest presidential candidate has “destroyed” the state’s economy and does not truly tell it like it is.
 

“Someone liked him at some point,” New Jersey Democratic Party Chairman John Currie said in an interview with WMUR.com. “But then we found out about the real Chris Christie, and he doesn’t tell it like it is, despite what he says.” Christie’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment...

But Currie said Christie’s economic record is a failure.

“We have had nine credit rating downgrades since he has been governor and that goes to bonding and interest rates,” Currie said. “The economy has recovered throughout most of the rest of the country, but we have had a deep, deep recession. The states around us have recovered and the unemployment rate is still above the regional average by far.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the New Jersey unemployment rate in May was 6.5 percent, higher than the surrounding states of New York (5.7 percent), Pennsylvania (5.4 percent), Delaware (4.6 percent) and Connecticut (6.0 percent).

“He’s not a straight talker,” Currie said. “I’ll give him credit. He’s charming and communicates well, but he doesn’t tell the truth. He’s a crass, obnoxious human being.”

Currie said he is unconvinced that Currie was not directly involved in “Bridgegate,” the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal that resulted in the firing of top aides.

“He is such a micromanager that it’s hard to believe he was not involved,” Currie said, calling on Christie to resign.

“When this gets into a court of law, it would not surprise me if he is involved.”

Currie said that Christie’s plan to spend five consecutive days campaigning in New Hampshire shows why the Garden State “is in such a mess. He hasn’t been here to do anything.”

“He’s turned New Jersey into a failed state, and if he becomes president, he will turn the United States into a failed nation,” Currie said.

Christie’s popularity has been on the decline. A poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University released Tuesday showed that 30 percent of New Jersey voters approved of the job he is doing as governor, while 55 percent disapproved. The poll noted that Christie’s approval rating was at a high of 77 percent in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, when he embraced a visiting President Obama after endorsing Republican Mitt Romney for president.

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