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Replaying Chris Christie's Epic Anti-Boehner Meltdown

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Earlier today, in what can only be summarized as an epic meltdown, NJ governor Chris Christie proceeded with an even more epic rant against House speaker John Boehner, in narrow terms, and House Republicans in broader, for killing the $60 billion Sandy Assistance bill, whose funding would have offset one full year of the just legislated tax hikes on the rich which would add $62 billion annually to the Treasury (or alternatively would have been unfundable for the next 2 months while the US struggles to pay its mandatory bills courtesy of having breached the debt ceiling). Alternatively, all Americans could just agree to accept less welfare and entitlement benefits to show their solidarity for New Jersey and fund the recovery of the Tristate area by a "shared sacrifice" instead of going the default route and demanding even more deficit spending - something that would naturally saddle the next generation with even more pain, not the current, far more entitled one - but in this country that is an absolutely ludicrous proposition. Below is a clip of the entire Christie performance which is a must see for sheer indignation entertainment value alone.

While we understand Christie's frustration and escalation in what is obviously a personal vendetta between the two men, as so often happens, much was left unsaid. For example the fact that the proposed bill was also chock full of pork spending such as:

  • $150 million in funding for fisheries in Alaska,
  • $5.3 billion to the Army corps of engineers,
  • $56.8 million for charting the debris from last year's Japanese tsunami,
  • $41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay
  • $100 million for the federal Head Start day care program,
  • $188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, new lines)
  • $20 million for a nationwide "water resources priorities study", 
  • $4 million for the ... Kennedy Space Center?

And others. Some more from the Weekly Standard:

One of the big objections to the bill was that Senate Democrats had filled it with pork.

 

In fact, "Democrats expanded the legislation during a mark-up to include not just areas affected by Sandy, but also to provide money for 'storm events that occurred in 2012 along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast within the boundaries of the North Atlantic and Mississippi Valley divisions of the Corps that were affected by Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac,'" we reported previously.

 

The expansion of the bill was a way to provide a financial incentive for senators from red states--"two Republicans senators from Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, and the one Republican senator from Louisiana"--to vote for the bill. "The Sandy kickbacks provide an incentive for those Republicans to vote on the bill," we wrote.

Yet, the war may already be lost by Boehner. The Hill reports that the first thing sacrificed by Boehner is what he prized himself in most: one-on-one talks with Obama - those are now over.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is signaling that at least one thing will change about his leadership during the 113th Congress: He’s telling Republicans he is done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama.

 

During both 2011 and 2012, the Speaker spent weeks shuttling between the Capitol and the White House for meetings with the president in the hopes of striking a grand bargain on the deficit.

 

Those efforts ended in failure, leaving Boehner feeling burned by Obama and, at times, isolated within his conference.

 

In closed-door meetings since leaving the “fiscal cliff” talks two weeks ago, lawmakers and aides say the Speaker has indicated he is abandoning that approach for good and will return fully to the normal legislative process in 2013 — seeking to pass bills through the House that can then be adopted, amended or reconciled by the Senate.

 

"He is recommitting himself and the House to what we've done, which is working through regular order and letting the House work its will,” an aide to the Speaker told The Hill.

 

The shift could have immediate ramifications as Congress heads into its next showdown over raising the debt ceiling and replacing steep automatic cuts to defense and domestic spending that are now set to take effect in March. It will also impact other presidential priorities like immigration reform and gun control.

 

Republican lawmakers say they expect the House majority to draft and pass its own debt-ceiling proposal, which would then add pressure on the Democratic leadership in the Senate.

 

For Boehner in particular, it will be easier said than done.

What this means is that the debt ceiling debate, which culminates in 59 days, is now open for everyone, and as a result the compromise will be that much more difficult.

Boehner and his aides have said the Speaker remains committed to a principle he first articulated in 2011 — that any increase in the debt limit must be accompanied by spending cuts and reforms that exceed the amount of new borrowing authority.

 

The Speaker is also expected to resist Obama’s push for another increase in taxes to offset the restoration of spending cuts from sequestration. “As far as we're concerned, the tax issue is off the table,” the Boehner aide said.

 

Conservatives, however, are likely to want even more.

 

“I’m looking for dramatic and drastic spending reductions,” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) said Wednesday.

 

The influential editorial page of the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday urged Boehner to “from now on cease all backdoor negotiations and pursue regular legislative order.” Linking to the article, a top adviser to Boehner posted on Twitter: “That’s the plan.”

 

Another aide cautioned that Boehner is not cutting off all contact with the president. "It doesn't mean the Speaker isn't going to meet with the president or talk to the president" when appropriate, the aide said.

 

Duncan said he was encouraged by Boehner’s commitment in recent days to return to “regular order,” saying it was imperative that the House not simply accept bills driven by Democrats in the White House and the Senate.

If anything, the sudden change in Boehner's MO will simply mean that it will be more complicated to mask the fact that when it comes to spending and deficits, the two parties are really one. But if it does indeed lead to more openness and transparency at least the myth of a more democratic process may return for a few more weeks.

It will also make the next season of Congressional theater, that which picks up in 2013 with a focus on the Debt Ceiling where the 2012 Fiscal Cliff season left off, that much more exciting and dramatic. Just as intended.

 


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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:49 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Pork!!!

We must have more PORK!!!...the Alaskan fisheries are at stake!!!

Fuckin Christie...what a douche nozzle.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:51 | Link to Comment nope-1004
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Good thing Halloween didn't have to be moved from Sandy.  Christie needs his garbage food and that would have been another couple Bil$ for the US taxpayer.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:54 | Link to Comment negative rates
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Who wants to double down on the debt?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:58 | Link to Comment fourchan
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let it ride....

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:26 | Link to Comment flacon
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Governor Christie was the one who instituted PRICE CONTROLS for gasoline right after Sandy - thus compounding the fuel shortage problem. Good job Christie you moronic Keynesian.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:42 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Umm.... I just let that whole video play, and did not encounter a single meltdown.

Frustration, yes, but a meltdown??? Hardly.

Why is this being characterized as such? Looking at the Google news search, you'd think he went all Bud Dwyer or something, yet he never even as much as raised his voice.  Not once.

This is nothing more than the next chapter of spin.

I did like the part though where he claimed that nobody was doing anything yet, because they were ALL waiting to see what Uncle Sugar was going to to first.

Moral Hazard, Bitchez?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:58 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Union rules.  Wasn't it Jersey that turned away electric utility line crews from Alabama?  NJ told them to join the union and the good ole boys told them to go F themselves.

What is totally insane is that Christie is one of the better and less corrupt NE politicians.  The rest are even worse!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Less corrupt? LOL You don't get to be an elected Don in NJ by kissing babies.

If anything he is a "Lite" version with a slightly improved taste over previous politicos.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:26 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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pork eating pig Chris Christie versus I don't know where your money is MF Global Corzine????

 

why does anyone still live in new jersey?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:10 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Christie will hand you an Almond Joy out of his side picket....for free....Corzine will just steal it from you.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:24 | Link to Comment flacon
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For those unbelievers that Governor Chris Christie engaged in PRICE CONTROLS OF GASOLINE, you need to read the following from the Governor himself:

 

"New Jersey's price gouging statute, N.J.S.A. 56:8-107, et. seq., makes it illegal to set excessive price increases during a declared state of emergency or for 30 days after the termination of the state of emergency. 

 

Price increases are deemed excessive under the law if they are more than 10 percent above the price at which the good or service was sold during the normal course of business, prior to the state of emergency."

 

http://nj.gov/governor/news/news/552012/approved/20121027c.html

 

For those who are economically challanged, price gouging is a euphemism for FREE MARKET PRICE. Nobody is holding a gun to your head to buy the gasoline, it is VOLUNTARY exchange. In addition, if the price increases significantly it would drive supply to where the price is highest, thus lowering the price in short order. 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:44 | Link to Comment Supernova Born
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The porker needs his PORK.

Pork him now!

The video? tf;dw (too fat, didn't watch)

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment sessinpo
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Cheaper then NY. It's called the market and a bitch for liberals when actual free markets are allowed to exist.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:54 | Link to Comment fockewulf190
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Christie built his reputation on being Mr. No...cancelling projects, slashing budgets, basically doing what needs to be done because New Jersey is wracked with debt.  Now, however, after the disaster, Christie wants a broke Congress to pay the bill, but he doesn´t want to accept his own medicine.

It all boils down to the consequences of crushing debt.  There are no reserves.  Just wait what happens when Los Angeles finally has it´s long awaited epic earthquake.  California is even worse off fiscally than New Jersey, and when the howling begins, only the printing press will be there to save them...until it doesn´t.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:27 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Christie should go to Mr. Reinsurance - none other than that tax dodging crony capitalfascist Warner Buffert.  Pay up Warner.  You charge up the a*s to reinsure against storms.   Get out your checkbook.  

Buffett would rather push this off on taxpayers. 

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment greyghost
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see OREZ post below about insurance. are those the same insurance companies that wouldn't pay off after the 1994 northridge quake? reminds of the time my wife's work offered long term care insurance at a supposed discount. i had never seen such pressure to make a hurried decision about a life changing topic. 60 days from start to finish, however it took three or four weeks to get the infomation, which really left 30 days for your decision. well a simple google search of the company turned up two full pages of articles about how this company was being sued by class action and states "for not paying off on their policies". oh what a wonderful world without any pesky regulations. oh wait there are regulations against that...and yet the company did it anyway.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment ClassicalLib17
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You forgot to mention my shitty home state.  Home of a succession of imprisoned governors, and a state legislature that slipped through even Patrick Fitzgerald's tight grip on official corruption..  A-H-H-H-H-H

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:53 | Link to Comment Max in St Moritz
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One of the reasons why I enjoy ZeroHedge is because I get a better understanding of how the libertarian mind works.  What a nasty, nasty group of self-centered assholes!  Just take a look at the comments in this thread. 

Fascinating.  Before ZeroHedge, I never fully realized how hate-filled and nasty libertarians generally are.  It's like a new sub-culture of people I've never been exposed to. 

I'm beginning to understand why John McCain called all the Palin-followers/tea-partiers/libertarians "hobbits from the center of the Earth."

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:53 | Link to Comment VisualCSharp
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Aside from your inane and juvenile "libertarian" characterizations, why shouldn't folks be upset? You are an idiot if you think we should all just sit idly by while government rapes us all.

You must find it so comforting to bash "libertarians" while ignoring your real masters.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:10 | Link to Comment greyghost
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step up to the plate. what exactly would you propose as solutions to the current problems facing our country? please step up with some "real" solutions...not some fantasy dream world.......kill welfare, kill soc. sec., kill medicare, kill unemployment insurance, all without igniting an instant torch from one coast to the other coast. the first states to go up in flames will be the red states that are net takers from the federal goverment and not givers. always has cracked me up that the poorest of states all look like good little red states. doesn't anyone ever wonder how after decades of republican rule, these ass wipe states are some of the poorest states in the union....naw...i guess not. isn't it so much easier to live in some fantasy world about going back to the 1820's or 1870's or my favorite the 1890's robber barons. sorry, we have crossed those bridges and then burned them, never to be used again. who are your "real masters"?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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solution is to kill.

 

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:40 | Link to Comment greyghost
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so your against cutting the defense budget?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 07:00 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Only if you're the ambassador to Benghazi.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment rodocostarica
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Fuck off Max.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment orez65
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Fuck you asshole!

Did you ever hear of INSURANCE?!

Why in the hell should I subsidize the liberal northeast?

Buy insurance, you blood sucking entitlement headed shit heads.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:12 | Link to Comment greyghost
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are those the same insurance companies that wouldn't pay after katrina? just asking

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:42 | Link to Comment Lore
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That's the same question that keeps running through my mind. Nowhere in Christie's remarks does he say anything about INSURANCE.  The psychology appears to resemble that of people who deliberately build homes on flood plains in my locale (disaster hits / no insurance / "free us from consequences of our actions"). 

The difference here is that many claims are reportedly being denied by low-brow insurance firms owing to the official downgrade of the hurricane to a "storm" in very timely fashion: MOMENTS BEFORE IT MADE LANDFALL.  In other words, insurance companies are trying to dodge expenses on a sleazy technicality.

It's interesting to hear Christie preaching the gospel of entitlement, because he's supposed to be Republican.  Demise of the welfare state is going to disarm many politicians who attempt to sit on the fence of Nanny Statism.

We're seeing the same thing in Canada with certain native group protests.  Everybody is lined up like seagulls, not realizing that the breadcrumbs are running out.

The chief and simple lesson going forward is not to place blind trust in institutions. I didn't believe previously that the system at large could break down entirely, but seeing the twisted logic and lack of leadership lately, it's clear.  So thanks ZH for posting this.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:14 | Link to Comment Tsunami Wave
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Hey everyone, Max Fischer is back! Now that you're here again, tell us again how you think gold is going back to $800, silver below your IQ level, why peak oil doesn't exist, and the rest of why your other dumb central-planning inspired bullshit you still believe in really works out.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:40 | Link to Comment akak
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Its scares and disheartens me to see that ten (and counting) other ZH members have actually UP-arrowed this typically vile, malicious, diversionary and trollish post by MaxFischer. 

What the FUCK are you ten thinking?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:47 | Link to Comment Tsunami Wave
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There are conveniently 4 Junkers that junked the previous responses to Maxine's logically retarded post... So my guess is those 4 (probably the same person) Junkers upvoted this guy. The rest are probably disheartened kensyians that need to identify with someone that continues to carry the torch of retarded centrally-planned logic..

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:50 | Link to Comment akak
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And, of course, there is always the possibility (bordering on likelihood in this case) that most or all of those up-arrows were simply generated by sockpuppets of Max, as I have a VERY hard time believing that there are actually at least ten ZH members who would agree with ANY post of his, much less this gratuitously trollish one.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:56 | Link to Comment knukles
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There is a whole paid, for profit industry out there (as well as massive governmental efforts, all heretofore disclosed in the public realm if you go looking for it) referred to as in the Perceptions Management business which actively monitor, vote, comment and implement dialogue to disrupt and divert the essentials of a site's messages, back to and seemingly in favor of the "Opposition".

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:48 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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TROLLS bitchez...

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:37 | Link to Comment Transitory
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5/8/2012
Gold $1605

Max Fischer
5/8/2012 - 16:52
*LOL*

Holy Cow!  That is some INCREDIBLY STRONG Kool-Aid you're drinking, sir.  It doesn't matter how poorly silver and gold perform, you guys never miss an opportunity to spin your losses into something positive.  I swear, if silver/gold lost 75% of their value, you idiots would be saying, "This is fantastic!  Even though my life's savings is in PMs and I've lost 75% of my wealth, this collapse only enables me to buy more! I hope it goes lower!"

mf

 

This guy right?

Gold currently $1688. Seems like the Kool-Aid tastes great to me, eh, Tsunami?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 07:03 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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I hope it goes lower

 

That's one hell of plan you got going there......add a little change and you've got yourself a real winner.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:10 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Care to discuss an actual comment, or are incoherent, broad generalizations all you're capable of?

Personally, I'm having a hard time understanding how stealing from millions in order to split the loot with amongst a few politically connected contractors is considered "self-centered."

Then again, it's easier to demand theft from everyone than it is to donate your own time and money, huh?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:14 | Link to Comment Eahudimac
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One of the reasons I like reading commets on Zerogedhe is to better understand how the mind of a guy who can have sex with a wet cheerio and not break it works.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment chubbar
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Whaaa! I deserve my free shit and I shouldn't have to pay for it! Whaaa!!! All you assholes that believe that free shit shouldn't be given out are just fucking assholes! Whaaa!!! You are a bunch of haters!!! Whaaa! We DESERVE that MONEY!!!! gimme gimme gimme!!!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:33 | Link to Comment PLira
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Love the passive-aggressive ad hominid attack agenda. Typical for a Kumbayaa liberal actually. You guys are so easy to spot as your tactics rarely vary.

Here is a glimpse of how the True Libertarian mind works,

Take responsibility for your actions. Accept the outcome of your decisions and don't look for outside help to rectify the bad decisions you make. Get .gov out of our lives to all extents possible. States should have the responsibility to protect their citizens locally. Simple as that although expanding would make it clearer.

Given that you types emote instead of analyze, to expand would be a waste of my time.

Your emergency is not my problem.

Federal Government should exist only to satisfy the national defense and the Legislative and Execute branches should meet once a year or in emergency session, if needed, just like NV.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:03 | Link to Comment Lore
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"ad hominid"  heh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae

Agree completely re: emotion rather than analysis. "Feelers" are easiest for technocrats to manipulate. If more people thought critically, "Sustainability" Agenda 21 would never have gotten off the ground.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment kliguy38
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Max may I ask why someone of your status trolls on a thread such as this.....surely one that has studied the intricate cognitive abilities of someone of McCain's strata should be able to engage a better class of proles than ZH'rs. Of course it probably does provide one a semblance of entertainment when collecting their Monthly trust check is really the only excitement one has to look forward to, but still I have to wonder what would make one of your class reside here......I suggest perhaps a dissertation on Mr. McCain would be at least an improvement for you.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:30 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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WTF?  Sorry, but if my house gets damaged by a natural disaster, I fully expect the Homeowner's insurance to cover any and all repairs, minus a $1000 deductible, so stuff yer notion that Govt should pay for things!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:45 | Link to Comment greyghost
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good luck with that. research 1994 northridge ca. earthquake and katrina and see the battle royal that states did to get insurance companies to payoff. took years, if ever.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:01 | Link to Comment San Diego Gold Bug
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I was in that quake.  Our house in the valley took a good hit.  Got a check from my company within three months and FEMA sent me 10k within four months.  You just need to know how to fill out the paper work and bug the agents.  You can't sit by your mail box waiting for it to happen without a little effort on your part!! Most people are lazy assholes waiting for someone to do it for them.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:52 | Link to Comment mrdenis
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Christie did not institute price controls he instituted odd even days to buy gas ...before odd even days there were hour long waits for fuel once the O/E days started the wait was gone .Christie got high marks for that ....NYC followed his lead after about a week ..

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment XitSam
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So in Governor Christie's mind, people need to own a car to buy gas for their generator.  Lucky people that have two cars (with odd & even licenses), they can buy gas every day. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:12 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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I like how they arrested people for bringing in gas from outlying areas for resale, for you know... "humanitarian" purposes.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment flacon
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For those unbelievers that Governor Chris Christie engaged in PRICE CONTROLS OF GASOLINE, you need to read the following from the Governor himself:

 

"New Jersey's price gouging statute, N.J.S.A. 56:8-107, et. seq., makes it illegal to set excessive price increases during a declared state of emergency or for 30 days after the termination of the state of emergency. 

 

Price increases are deemed excessive under the law if they are more than 10 percent above the price at which the good or service was sold during the normal course of business, prior to the state of emergency."

 

http://nj.gov/governor/news/news/552012/approved/20121027c.html

 

For those who are economically challanged, price gouging is a euphemism for FREE MARKET PRICE. Nobody is holding a gun to your head to buy the gasoline, it is VOLUNTARY exchange. In addition, if the price increases significantly it would drive supply to where the price is highest, thus lowering the price in short order. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:20 | Link to Comment greyghost
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so if you own two cars, does that mean two people are driving to different work/school etc. or are you saying that one car is used to store the gasoline? inquiring minds and all that

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Theta_Burn
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What an epic FAIL

Dude, fuel shortage was due to loss of power, really all the fuel we needed was just a few feet under ground..

ppl were paying $40 for a 5gal gas can...while they lasted

Price controls didn't happen here

putz

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:25 | Link to Comment flacon
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For those unbelievers that Governor Chris Christie engaged in PRICE CONTROLS OF GASOLINE, you need to read the following from the Governor himself:

 

"New Jersey's price gouging statute, N.J.S.A. 56:8-107, et. seq., makes it illegal to set excessive price increases during a declared state of emergency or for 30 days after the termination of the state of emergency. 

 

Price increases are deemed excessive under the law if they are more than 10 percent above the price at which the good or service was sold during the normal course of business, prior to the state of emergency."

 

http://nj.gov/governor/news/news/552012/approved/20121027c.html

 

For those who are economically challanged, price gouging is a euphemism for FREE MARKET PRICE. Nobody is holding a gun to your head to buy the gasoline, it is VOLUNTARY exchange. In addition, if the price increases significantly it would drive supply to where the price is highest, thus lowering the price in short order. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:17 | Link to Comment hankwil74
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Price controls had exactly ZERO to do with the fuel shortage.  The issue was that none of the gas stations had power, which made pumping the gas impossible.  There was really no fuel shortage... hundreds of gas stations around the state had plenty of fuel.  It was a "get the gasoline out of the ground" problem.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment greyghost
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it is like talking to a brick wall....once the nonsense story starts....it takes on life of it's own. like all these nimrods thinking what wonder people the insurance companies are....until a major event...like northridge 1994, katrina and now sandy. i wonder what the local stories are in new jersey and new york about how much capital any insurance company has vs. how much liablity that company faces. once the stories start about companies fudging here and there with outragous excuses for not paying off...the grand game is afoot.....which companies have collected premiums for thirty years and now are...shhh broke?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:28 | Link to Comment flacon
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For those unbelievers that Governor Chris Christie engaged in PRICE CONTROLS OF GASOLINE, you need to read the following from the Governor himself:

 

"New Jersey's price gouging statute, N.J.S.A. 56:8-107, et. seq., makes it illegal to set excessive price increases during a declared state of emergency or for 30 days after the termination of the state of emergency. 

 

Price increases are deemed excessive under the law if they are more than 10 percent above the price at which the good or service was sold during the normal course of business, prior to the state of emergency."

 

http://nj.gov/governor/news/news/552012/approved/20121027c.html

 

For those who are economically challanged, price gouging is a euphemism for FREE MARKET PRICE. Nobody is holding a gun to your head to buy the gasoline, it is VOLUNTARY exchange. In addition, if the price increases significantly it would drive supply to where the price is highest, thus lowering the price in short order. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:29 | Link to Comment walküre
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Let's get a status update from fonzanoon and a report of how life as they knew it will end w/o the aid package

To be fair, I think it's a disgrace that they haven't made funds available for desaster relief. Has never happened before. Why now? Could be that the country is broke and that all that talk about money is just talk. NJ needs hard dollars and there are none. It's all bullshit.

Sandy wrecked havoc on NJ and NY once and if the funds due to Sandy's destruction aren't flowing, the story could wreck havoc twice.

Truth to be told, I don't think the money is really there. NJ aid package would have to be paid. Like I mean, really be paid out. Not just some balance sheet mumbo jumbo bullshit.

The US cannot afford to pay for the destruction of Sandy. Like the USSR couldn't afford to keep paying for their shit either.

We can all pretend that we have coverage and we have money but when it comes to actually making a payment, the US is going to default. The 60 billion package broke the camel's back.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:37 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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Broke?  What the fuck do you mean?  The FED (or maybe it's 'legitimate foreign and domestic buyers') is able to monetize an infinite amount of spending with NO APPARENT CONSEQUENCE!  Why the fuck not print up an extra 60 billion?  Hell, why not print up an extra 600 billion for that matter?  And who fucking cares what additional riders are attached, monetization without consequence - that's our business, and business is fucking booming!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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Like writing checks with no money in your account. 

I told my libtard Mom and husband while watching the kabuki last night, that the Republicans should just throw in the damn towel.  Raise the debt ceiling to $100 trillion, $100,000 trillion, whatever.  Hell just let Obama print the fucking money and drop it from Marine One.  Let's go into the shit abyss full speed with a speedball chaser.  They looked at me like I was nuts, but I think they liked the idea.  FORWARD!!!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:13 | Link to Comment spinone
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No, its not at all like that.  Your personal budget and the national budget are not the same.  Are you over-symplifying to make your point, or do you really not understand?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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Yep, I hear lots of that shit like that and this "The trillion dollar deficits are necessary to keep us out of a Depression".  The fucking worst is "Obama and Bernanke know what they are doing, they are well educated". The vomit is coming up in my mouth as I type.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:49 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
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The fucking worst is "Obama and Bernanke know what they are doing, they are well educated".

Amazing how many people on ZH STILL don't get it. 

Yes B&O know what they're doing.  They're looting the country.

You're the ones who don't know what they're doing.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:32 | Link to Comment HurricaneSeason
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I think it's just like that. The Bernank will loan another $4 trillion for Obama to finish up his term by buying treasury bonds and mortgage backed securities. He's admitting to $85 billion a month, it's more than that. China quit their $30 billion a month buying a couple years ago. We need at least $150 billion a month just for treasuries. The Bernank will lend it to us even though he doesn't have it. Same as writing a bad check.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:24 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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Gubmint can start a new Reality Series, "The Helicopter Games".  Drop pallets of $100's down onto the waiting plebes.  Let 'em fight over them

like those cats in the Phillipines are fighting over the food drops.

 

I remember one photo of a "Haitian" who was standing over a crowd of food-drop fighters, knife raised and at-the-ready, others looking at him in terror, wondering if he would strike.  

 

We can take bets on different outcomes.  Perhaps we can learn some new survival strategies, like 'King of the Fiat Hill', or something.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:44 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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I could write 5 pages about this. I guess the bottom line is....plenty of places have gotten totally wrecked. There are still lots of people in bad shape. I would like to see them not be in this predicament. Many people however who live by the water and did not get creamed will not learn any lessons here. That goes for the people who got banged up and ended up with insurance payouts. I have not heard one anyone saying "I am outta here, I don't know what I was thinking". I have heard of a few people saying "If this happens one more time...." and a lot of "we will rebuild no matter what it takes"......That irritates me.

You know what though....last night everyone saw that spending cuts are not going to happen. Ever. We are riding this boat to a currency collapse. So they may as well send these guys their money. If you are going to get religious here it's kind of ridiculous.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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"...send these guys their money."

You're referring to all of the rent-seeking contractors, I'm assuming? If you think there is any aid to be delivered to the little people, well, prepare to be disappointed.

As always, the more aid "you" get, the poorer it will make you.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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I know people who got money during Ilene. I remember it well from how pissed off I was.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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And they got maybe a few pennies of every aid dollar. Not enough to make a difference, but just enough to make people mad. All while ignoring where the rest of the dollar went.

Divide and conquer is still functional, I see. ;)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:33 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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I agree with your point. It's all  a bunch of bullshit.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:07 | Link to Comment negative rates
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All the more reason to hold the debt ceiling hostage to common sense.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment rqb1
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I think that is their plan

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:57 | Link to Comment Freddie
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This guy has been all over the media.

http://www.nydailynews.com/jersey-shore-home-survived-hurricane-sandy-article-1.1228791

He was 250 feet from the ocean.   If you are near the ocean in most areas, you build on stilts.  Still - anything near the ocean in a astorm is screwed.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:46 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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WAT???

Are you aware that money is nothing but an IOU... for MONEY?

In other words, there is no "there" there.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:31 | Link to Comment Element
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Build a house or city on a barrier Island or sand dune, fail to understand the basics of the environment you live in. Don't heed any number of warnings from worry-wart nerds about how said mound of 'sandy' got there in the first instance, ... lose home full of Ikea catalog stuff ... oh dear! ... whocouldanodeit?!!! ... hey buddy, you wanna buy a sand dune? ... Galveston or Key Largo next ... maybe they'll lose 25k people and finally realize perhaps humans shouldn't have built permanent structures, let alone towns and cities, on coastal sand-spits ... or below sea-level.

The idea everyone else should pay for persistent willful dumbness and failure to face basic facts, is a bit objectionable though. Let them get insurance, if they want to live in such places. But how to pay for it though? ... gee, we can't afford the premium, or no one actually wants to insure my home ... oh man, why is that dude? ... well, dah insurance chicky-babe said dah risk-premium is so fricken high, because the risk is so fricken high. ... whatever can they mean by such cwazy-talk??!!

Maybe we can dupe someone else into paying for it? After all, it's not our fault, and it was completely unforeseeable.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:25 | Link to Comment hankwil74
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Fuck NJ.  Most of those coastal towns took a beating because the uber-rich people who had houses on the beach wouldn't allow the towns to build dunes to protect the towns in case of a storm like Sandy... because it would have ruined their precious ocean views.  The towns that constructed dunes (Harvey Cedars, Bradley Beach) hardly took any damage.  The towns with a bunch of rich assholes that wouldn't sign the easements allowing the town to build dunes are now the ones requesting disaster relief.  And the assholes that wouldn't sign (like Armando Rienzi) are crying that it's a Constitutional issue... only in America does the "right" of one to protect their ocean view trump the rights of others to be safe from catastrophic property damage and possible loss of life.  What a country!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:01 | Link to Comment Freddie
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+100

You live near the ocean you better get out your check book and pay the city or county to dredge sand onto the beach for protection.   You build near the ocean with no barrier - then call your insurance company.  Even sand barriers are not much protection.

Warren Buffet robs insurance companies to but reinsurance for this type of thing.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:05 | Link to Comment greyghost
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walkure..."like the ussr couldn't afford to keep paying for their shit either". how is it possible to bankrupt a communist country? why did communist ussr go bankrupt and yet communist china survived? was one country not really communist while the other was? does the answer lie with "the money"....who creates it? who controls it? questions questions questions

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:45 | Link to Comment The_Dude
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Did the music just stop and NJ didn't get a chair?

 

Probably not, but maybe a sign that we are getting closer to that time when the band will no longer accept these chits.....

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:50 | Link to Comment ClassicalLib17
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It's called a mancrush on Springsteen.  By his own admission, he has been to close to 100 Springsteen shows.  Saw him once, not impressed.  Saw Jeff Beck once, a  lifetime memory.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:25 | Link to Comment foodstampbarry
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Maybe chubby butt shouldn't have kissed Barry's ring and handed him the election. Payback's a bitch

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:07 | Link to Comment Jam Akin
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Bingo.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:01 | Link to Comment I think I need ...
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i don't understand what the problem is a couple more billion added onto a few trillion???????

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:03 | Link to Comment nmewn
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A billion here, a billion there and pretty soon we're talkin some serious printing ;-)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:21 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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The smallest amount on Ben's printing buttons is one billion anyway.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:05 | Link to Comment Michaelwiseguy
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I agree. The $60 Billion wipes out this years entire tax increase. Lots of mobsters lost their homes. I saw it on Mob Wives. Rack up the debt bitches.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:29 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Tony Soprano's Caddy got a scratch in West Caldwell, NJ and he needs a new one.   What a joke.

All them dead bodies in shallow graves in So Jersey are coming up from Sandy.  We need billions to rebury much of the Bonanno, Lucchessi, Gambino, Genovese and Columbo families.

Tennessee got very bad flood and no one cared.  Mississippi got destroyed in Katrina far far worse than Louisiana and no whining from Miss. 

Christie needs to give everyone in Jersey a pizza and a Yankees cap to make it all better.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:48 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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According to Christie, even Missouri received federal aid after not being hit by a hurricane.

Cuz that's just how we roll!

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:41 | Link to Comment IrritableBowels
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Don't you mean a Mets cap?!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:25 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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i know these guys are on the same team,... but families fight alot...nieghbors fight alot...marriages fight alot....so i think hitting these guys in the their most weakess point, their ego ...being called pussies everywhere they turn...maybe ,just maybe will give the washington generals the balls to finally win one.....of course we will be the ones fucked , just by a different team...  

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 00:22 | Link to Comment mkkby
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True.  But it's still funny to see someone actually weaker than Obama.  And with a name like Boner, he's actually a pussy.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:02 | Link to Comment kliguy38
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double?? Before this is over they will open up the print machines onto levels that were previously unimagineable......it will be epic....."We will print this supercycle to Hell....and if we fail it will be NOT from lack of our combined efforts to create money".........

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:02 | Link to Comment SHEEPFUKKER
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I believe Mr. Christie has consumed his fair share of pork. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:07 | Link to Comment akak
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From the look of him, I suspect that his anger actually stems from the cessation of Twinkie production.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:07 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Never trusted him.

They really love that Tammany Hall bullshit up there.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:41 | Link to Comment IrritableBowels
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SCRAPPLE

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:04 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Hey Christie - go eat a pizza fat boy.  You are a mega Springsten lover - go ask retard Bruce to do a few more concerts. 

What a joke country filled with Dem gangsters and RINO lackeys.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:18 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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I swear fat boy has got obama sucking on his stub. What a fucktard. Fuck You Christie

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:12 | Link to Comment Remington IV
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New Jersey is full of SCUM

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:42 | Link to Comment Larry Dallas
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Ah yes, Christie was brownnosing with O, and this is what he gets.

All of those democratic voters in NYC and NJ who felt empowered when O came to visit in his bomber jacket, got fooled again.

When will the sheeple learn.

I do, however, (IMHO) expect some last minute push for 50 Billion to go to Sandy victims.

This system isn't working anymore. And when it fails, and it will, Boehner will look like the clown at the circus who delights the audiece by dropping all of the balls in the air he is trying to juggle.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:20 | Link to Comment nmewn
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One pork...one Sandy...no side dishes.

"Boehner scrapped plans to bring a $27 billion Sandy relief package, without spending-cut offsets, to the floor late Tuesday night. The move means that the Senate's $60.4 billion Sandy bill will die, and the notoriously slow body will have to start from scratch on a new bill."

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/275141-boehner-committed-to-passing-sandy-aid-in-jan

To be fair (aside from the fact they're broke) Boehner had Sandy relief cued up and ready to go. But after caving to OMG!!!...the "fiscal cliff"!!! there was no way another nickel would pass the House.

Some of the lesser known fucking pork & debauchery in the "fiscal cliff compromise"...

"The mix of tax perks covering the next year, but with budget implications for the next two years includes everything from incentives for employers to hire veterans to incentives for employers to invest in mine safety. But it also includes these:

  • $430 million for Hollywood through “special expensing rules” to encourage TV and film production in the United States. Producers can expense up to $15 million of costs for their projects.
  • $331 million for railroads by allowing short-line and regional operators to claim a tax credit up to 50 percent of the cost to maintain tracks that they own or lease.
  • $222 million for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands through returned excise taxes collected by the federal government on rum produced in the islands and imported to the mainland.
  • $70 million for NASCAR by extending a “7-year cost recovery period for certain motorsports racing track facilities.”
  • $59 million for algae growers through tax credits to encourage production of “cellulosic biofuel” at up to $1.01 per gallon.
  • $4 million for electric motorcycle makers by expanding an existing green-energy tax credit for buyers of plug-in vehicles to include electric motorbikes.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/fiscal-cliff-deal-also-doles-out-millions-for-hollywood-railroads-rum-producers/

Color me shocked at these craven assholes.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Dingleberry
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So he goes after the unions and on one hand and has in hand out from Uncle Sugar in another. Hmmmmm....

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:13 | Link to Comment Remington IV
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Sounds like the Kennedy family

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:19 | Link to Comment TeMpTeK
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I would have donated to NJ sandy relief but that fucker Corzine stole my money

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:34 | Link to Comment Theta_Burn
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I think you misread, while the pork may be the sticking point, and by all means there should be outrage attached to the usual stupidity (45mil for tracking debris???) this was a done deal.

The real douche nozzle is JB...take the mans call jerkoff. none of these pcs of shit had any problem coming here to Jersey for the photo op. as bad as some think Christie is hes the best we've had in a long while here.

There is alot of suffering here, and alot of promises were made, but hey that was 2mths ago right?

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:39 | Link to Comment Dingleberry
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Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, the savior and heir-apparent of a new and improved Republican party.....Gov. Christie.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:42 | Link to Comment Dingleberry
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Leave Christie alone.

He's been edgy ever since Hostess went bankrupt.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:46 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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Mr. Christie.

 

Get off your fat ass, stop whining, and go around the fucking government.

Is it just YOU that has not figured out there is NO RULE OF LAW IN GOVERNMENT??

 

Real leaders have a way of getting things done.

We don't have any out of over 580 who reside on that side of the toilet.

Good luck.

Growing a pair might help you as well.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:06 | Link to Comment jerry_theking_lawler
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Fuck Chris Christie and fuck the Krispy Kreme that Chris Christie wants to 'bail out'....

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:21 | Link to Comment ball-and-chain
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Christie's a fat blow-hard.

He's all for austerity until it threatens his re-election.

Now he's got his nose up Obama's ass.

What a cooze.

http://www.angrysinner.blogspot.kr/2013/01/yesterday-dragon-lady-served-hormel.html

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:24 | Link to Comment Go Tribe
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 Crisco's a fucking Nazi.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 07:48 | Link to Comment samcontrol
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Any voyeur out there want to take my bet that this fat guy is the next president...wake me up in 4 years.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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Wah!!! Wah!!! Gimme Money!!!

Christie has transformed into an example of what is destroying this nation:  GIMME, GIMME, GIMME!!! If you have a problem, somebody ELSE owes you money.

Hey Governor; how about we let the burden of Sandy fall squarely on those who chose to build/live on the beachfront, m'kay?

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:07 | Link to Comment I think I need ...
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rebuild them bigger and better,,,,damn you hit that one right on the head,,,,they can all take their homes value increase and rely on taxpayers for any failure,,,,,bailout nation we need a good wakeup call with all these free lunches handed out

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:39 | Link to Comment Another Texan
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Well Said!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:50 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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let's ask bloomturd what he thinks of christie's weight. i'm guessing there is an empty big gulp and twinkie wrapper somewhere in the new jersey governor's mansion.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:29 | Link to Comment markovchainey
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I bet there's an empty big gulp and twinkie wrapper stuck somewhere in that whale's sweaty flesh folds...

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:53 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Not Yours To Give

 

Col. David Crockett
U.S. Representative from Tennessee

Originally published in "The Life of Colonel David Crockett," by Edward Sylvester Ellis

 


" ‘I admit the truth of all you say, but there must be some mistake. Though I live in the backwoods and seldom go from home, I take the papers from Washington and read very carefully all the proceedings of Congress. My papers say you voted for a bill to appropriate $20,000 to some sufferers by fire in Georgetown. Is that true?

"Well my friend; I may as well own up. You have got me there. But certainly nobody will complain that a great and rich country like ours should give the insignificant sum of $20,000 to relieve its suffering women and children, particularly with a full and overflowing treasury, and I am sure, if you had been there, you would have done just the same as I did.’

"It is not the amount, Colonel, that I complain of; it is the principle. In the first place, the government ought to have in the Treasury no more than enough for its legitimate purposes. But that has nothing with the question. The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to man, particularly under our system of collecting revenue by a tariff, which reaches every man in the country, no matter how poor he may be, and the poorer he is the more he pays in proportion to his means.

"The congressmen chose to keep their own money, which, if reports be true, some of them spend not very creditably; and the people about Washington, no doubt, applauded you for relieving them from necessity of giving what was not yours to give. The people have delegated to Congress, by the Constitution, the power to do certain things. To do these, it is authorized to collect and pay moneys, and for nothing else. Everything beyond this is usurpation, and a violation of the Constitution.’

"’So you see, Colonel, you have violated the Constitution in what I consider a vital point. It is a precedent fraught with danger to the country, for when Congress once begins to stretch its power beyond the limits of the Constitution, there is no limit to it, and no security for the people. I have no doubt you acted honestly, but that does not make it any better, except as far as you are personally concerned, and you see that I cannot vote for you.’

 

http://www.ronpaulforcongress.com/html/notyours.html

 


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:16 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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But... but... Christie said that this is a basic function of government!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:32 | Link to Comment Salon
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I cant believe how soft and selfish and irresponsible our people have become. They dont give a shit about liberty and personal responsibility any more.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:55 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Once honest money is destroyed, all other honest facets of life become unsustainable, as honest people cannot compete with institutionalized criminality. Bill Black has made this painfully obvious.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bill-black-our-system-so-flawed-fraud-math...

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:03 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Dammit, it's because commies don't teach our kidz about Crockett or Jackson or Houston or Madison or Adams or Franklin...

Except to call them racists, homophobes, rich and evil.

Fuckers. I hate those gay fucking bastards.

If we kill the commies, (or Statists, since u can throw fascists in there too) we can get back to Recovery.

If we don't want to kill them, put them in a zoo and show kids they do not want to emulate them. Throw an MRE over the fence once a week.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:13 | Link to Comment silverserfer
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David Crockett also lived in a time before the FED. Money was real back then and $20K was a hefty pile of gold or redemable gold certificates. Were printing funny money now on debt that is primarily owned by the wealthy to the wealthy. If we all know that the National debt will eventualy be defaulted then why are so many here acting as if we were still using real money?   

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 13:20 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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I am required to pay taxes in FRNs for which I must perform real labor.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment yellowsub
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NJ can pay for this by busting the public unions and their entitlement...

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:51 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Payback for the campaign-ramping photo-ops with Barry.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:40 | Link to Comment RacerX
Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:42 | Link to Comment Bad Attitude
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What little bit of respect I had for Christie evaporated when I saw him walking hand-in-hand with Dear Leader on the beach.

Besides, Christie got all kinds of promises from Dear Leader, and then gushed about how wonderful Dear Leader was. So, why the hell is Christie pissed at Boehner when it was Dear Leader who promiseed assistance to Christie?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:53 | Link to Comment rodocostarica
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fxxk off fat boy. You should have gotten the pledge from the kenyan when you were kissing him.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:55 | Link to Comment Dr. No
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Well, the only surprise is how Boehner lasted this long. One only needs to view his tearful plead to pass TARP to know this guy gets schooled in the Kindergarten play circle.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment Salon
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Boehner needs to be booted from the speakership.

Goddamn alcoholic faggot.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:45 | Link to Comment PLira
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Goddamit Salon, Boehner's not an alcoholic. To be an Alcoholic one has had to go to meetings.

He is a drunkard and a sloth and, for you to place him in my category is sir, the foulest insult of all. Although I'm not a faggot, I am deeply insulted Sir.

Where's my Gin and Tonic dammit...

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:59 | Link to Comment km4
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I say let's give fatass Chris Christie a FREE lifetime supply of funnel cakes 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:56 | Link to Comment Catullus
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Fuck New Jersey.  He's asking for as much money as Louisiana got for a storm that knocked out power for a week and displace over 7,000!!!! people (Katrina was over 2 million displaced for months).

This fat fuck just wants to redo the NJT.  Go fuck yourself.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:39 | Link to Comment solgundy
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when you've said "fatass Chris Christie", you've said it all

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:02 | Link to Comment km4
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Fatass Christie requested $60B in Sandy aid for NJ alone so plenty of pork and pad here

BTW as of early 2011 Unfunded N.J. pension liability grows to $53.9B

What is fatass Christie doing about this ?

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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"What is fatass Christie doing about this ?"

Duh. He's lobbying for $60B in Sandy aid.

Don't say the guy didn't have a plan.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:00 | Link to Comment larz
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Oh dear we're all gonna die!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:00 | Link to Comment stiler
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Christie and the other Republicrat from NY showed themselves to be big gov. The days of getting big Fed payouts for disasters are over. Take care of yourselves, NJ/NY, cause the Feds aren't gonna do it. These disasters are only going to get worse. Where's the Cathoilc church w/ all their $$? Churches ought to help out. It's not so much about money.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:01 | Link to Comment TheMayor
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I guess we can cross him off the list of candidates to be President.

The guy is a loose cannon, there is plenty of money until like April, there isn't any rush.

Very much not being a team player, you think the folks in DC had some bigger issues to deal with?

Get a grip CC. 

Sheesh.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:05 | Link to Comment grunk
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Get it from Springsteen, you jackass.

Ring up Corzine. We all know he has some money.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Freddie
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I once heard Christie on the web interviewed (I don't watch Obama TV).  Christie fawned about how he had seen Springsteen in concert (literally) hundreds of times.  What a douche bag.  

Maybe if had a skipped a few hundred Spingsteen concerts and walked on a treadmill or around the park - he would not be a cardiac arrest waiting to happen.   F off fat boy! 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:17 | Link to Comment rodocostarica
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Hey Freddie, You got that link about Christie and Springsteen? that would be cool to see. Am watching less Tv due to your influence. Most of the shit you can get on the web.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:38 | Link to Comment Freddie
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+1

http://www.newser.com/story/157104/chris-christie-springsteen-hugged-me-...

I am not sure if this was it.  This article said Christie has seen Springsteen in concert 130 times!  I thought it was more.   The guy is a moron. 

Sadly - Christie is probably better than 99% of the politicians in NJ.   The Dems have a mummy in the Senate in NJ.  Their other Dem Senator is a cheapskate Cuban who has sex with underaged girls and then does not pay them.  So I guess he is a rapist.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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In NJ, seeing Springsteen is analgous to going to church.

They actually considered making "Born to Run" the official state theme song! LOL

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:15 | Link to Comment negative rates
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And it was taped on a beach in 1973.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:46 | Link to Comment Freddie
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So going to see Bon Jovi is like going to an AA meeting?

I actually liked South Side Johnny a little because he is not an arse and is pro-gun.  He played the shore the same time that swine illiterate Bruce was playing dives in Asbury Park.

F'ing Bruce singing about some fictional steel plant closing up in Seaside, NJ - all the locals guys could never find good union work again.  Obviously, no one sets up a steel plant down on the shore but Bruce never graduated from high school.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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Freddie, you've been on a total roll as of late. My hat's off to you. What is it, you're getting good, non-stomped-on blow? :-)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:03 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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Speaking of anti-boner, I just saw a picture of Hilary leaving a hospital.

Note to Bill: You are going to have to hit her on the head a lot harder

next time if you want to get rid of that witch.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:10 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Hillary is doing everything she can to avoid testifying over Behngazi.  The GOP knows what really happened and Obama should be impeached over that and fast and Furious.  Sadly they are cowards.l  

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:19 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Cowards? The word you're searching for is "complicit."

Would've also accepted "compromised." But then, that goes without saying.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:52 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Yes, but now she has a doctor's note that her memory is fucked up.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:02 | Link to Comment fourchan
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oink

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