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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:50 PM

Chris Christie vetoes minimum wage increase

Christie the moderate?




This minimum wage increase would’ve brought the wage to $8.50 and then tie it to the consumer price index for the future. Christie said he wanted instead to raise the wage by only 25 cents this year, and then 50 cents the next year and 25 cents more three years from now.

A recent Quinnipac poll found that 82 percent of New Jerseyans support simply raising the wage to $8.50, showing that the governor is siding with the far-right in his veto.


Read more: http://boldprogressives.org/chris-christie-vetoes-minimum-wage-hike-that-82-percent-of-new-jerseyans-support/

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Reply Chris Christie vetoes minimum wage increase (Original post)
Report1212 Jan 2013 OP
hollysmom Jan 2013 #1
supercats Jan 2013 #17
duffyduff Jan 2013 #26
Cha Jan 2013 #2
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #3
Report1212 Jan 2013 #4
Mnemosyne Jan 2013 #10
Canuckistanian Jan 2013 #5
4_TN_TITANS Jan 2013 #6
WCGreen Jan 2013 #7
sulphurdunn Jan 2013 #21
OldDem2012 Jan 2013 #8
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #24
BlueJazz Jan 2013 #9
bongbong Jan 2013 #23
athena Jan 2013 #11
valerief Jan 2013 #12
TheKentuckian Jan 2013 #25
kimbutgar Jan 2013 #13
mokawanis Jan 2013 #14
Deep13 Jan 2013 #15
secondvariety Jan 2013 #16
rurallib Jan 2013 #18
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #19
Politicub Jan 2013 #20
hollysmom Jan 2013 #27
Caeser67 Jan 2013 #22

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:54 PM

1. not a moderate - a koch man with a democratic legislature.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:39 PM

17. Agreed!

Same old Republican crap....He's just a "real republican" with a bad temper.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:19 PM

26. He's as bad as the rest of the wingnut governors

He's also extremely anti-public education.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:57 PM

2. Well I hope those who are working for minimum wage in NJ

get involved in the voting process when he's up for re-election.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:59 PM

3. Then he should have to try to live on it for six months. Asshole. nt

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Response to Report1212 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:17 PM

10. Disgusting pos thinks he knows what anyone that is working poor needs or 'deserves'.

God, I hate most of the rich.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:05 PM

5. Can the NJ legislature overturn the veto?

Seems like the sensible thing to do now.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:12 PM

6. With 82% of the popular vote

one would think so, but the will of the people is not the first priority of elected officials in this country these days.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:15 PM

7. I wonder where the national media is right now...

Remember how much they made of his bi-partisanship durring the Huricane.

Now he is behaving just like a run of the mill "let them eat cake" Republican...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:24 PM

21. The national media

has already anointed him a frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race. He's a very 24/7 news cycle political product because he does a caustic and obnoxious fuck you tough guy God Father kinda schtick. They also want Rubio because he will serve as their more or less Latino mimic and maybe a Bush of some sort because the family crime syndicate would give them a long run family dynasty story to bust the dam of the right wing money machine.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:15 PM

8. I knew it couldn't last....Christie's true colors are showing once again. nt.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:55 PM

24. Unfortunately you are right...

I was willing to give him some slack- he got rid so it.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:16 PM

9. I don't know...that's like $14,000 (after taxes) per year. Way too much money..

..for the little people.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:55 PM

23. It IS too much money

 

With that kind of Deluxe Dough, they can buy a heater for the tent that they live in under the bridge. WAY too luxurious.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 05:19 PM

11. He does not represent the people.

It is so wrong that he would veto something that passed both the senate and the assembly and is supported by such a majority of the people. I hope people will remember this later this year when he's up for reelection.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:21 PM

12. See? I wish people would stop praising him. He's a REPUBLICAN!!!!! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 08:33 PM

25. but...but...but he didn't spit on the President when his state was desperate

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:21 PM

13. I wonder if he will win re-election handily now?

This should be hung around his big fat neck between now and election day as an albatross.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:25 PM

14. Another rich prick Repuke

So he thinks people working for minimum wage only deserve another 500 bucks a year? He's no moderate, he's just another Republican asshole.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:26 PM

15. one term nt

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:37 PM

16. There's

the Christie I've grown to despise.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:42 PM

18. there is no longer such a thing as a moderate Republican

just varying shades of asshole.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 06:55 PM

19. Gee whiz...

 

He seemed like such a nice guy.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:13 PM

20. People who thought he is a moderate are fools

He vetoed NJ's gay marriage bill, too.

Hopefully the leopard will continue showing his conservative spots.

This DUer had to bite his tongue when people were falling all over themselves to praise his assholery. It just happened to be directed toward his own party at the time. I knew it wouldn't last.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:19 PM

27. don't forget

tried to get a huge tax cut for the rich, succeeded in eliminated tax on those earning over 400K, unbalanced the budget, destroyed a grant from the federal government because he didn't like it, tried and is trying to under cut the teachers union, tried to introduce voter id, but was laughed out of the legislature. If it is on Koch's list, he tried to do it, just dd not get very far, Not to mention his attitude besmirches NJ

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:32 PM

22. And to Think

The so-called media was trying to do everything in their power to make him look more Moderate during Hurricane Sandy.

As that great poet G.W. B. said: "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — — shame on you. Fool me — — You can't get fooled again."

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