“Crookedly Incompetent” is No Way to Live Life- or Be Governor Of New Jersey—Chris Christie!!
I have to admit that this blog has long been seething in my Machiavellian mind.
I have waited for the right time and place to describe my not too subtle feelings about a Falstaffian Buffoon who is both boisterous and incredibly incompetent. He was so self-aggrandizing that I was waiting till one of his New Jersey mob-relatives would either inform him to keep his mouth shut or literally ‘do away’ with him.
Thanks again to the propitious, insightful reporting of Kate Zernike of the NY Times, Wednesday, October 2013, I am able to present the case against Governor Chris Christie as a crooked, "decaying loudmouth" who has driven New Jersey to the state of BANKRUPTCY.
In the NY Times article, (posted earlier) one deduces the picture of a NJ mobster who does not know when to keep his mouth shut or ‘get out of the business’ [construction, pension funds, insurance, gambling, etc.] In a rational world of Republican Politics, if such an animal even existed, Christie would not even be considered for the floor mat on the door of political cronyism. He is that dysfunctional/ sociopathic.
Let’s review his ‘balanced budget successes’:
 Christie lambasted another crook— former NJ Governor, Jon Corzine—for ‘using one-shot gimmicks’ to ‘balance the budget.’ Like most politicians Christie DECLARED he would start saying “NO to SPENDING”.
 Despite Christie's talk, overall NJ spending has RISEN 14 %. NJ’s bond rating is ONE OF THE WORST in the USA.
 His NJ budget is highest in the history of NJ-- $33Billion.
 A RECURRING CHRISTIE PATTERN OF SPENDING and FALSIFYING THE BUDGET BALANCE:
Christie bases his spending plans on ROBUST REVENUE GROWTH ---DESPITE THE FACT THAT NJ HAS THE WEAKEST ECONOMY IN THE USA [along with Georgia].
Christie pledges NOT TO RAISE TAXES. He then FUDGES THE NON-EXISTENT REVENUES by DRAINING MONEY FROM OTHER NON-AUTHORIZED BUDGET ITEMS.
Examples: He took $175M from the money paid to states to SETTLE COMPLAINTS of MORTGAGE FRAUD intended to help homeowners PREVENT FORECLOSURE. BTW, NJ has the second highest rate of mortgage foreclosures in the USA. He also ROBBED $166M from the Affordable Housing distributions in order to fill in the NON-EXISTENT BUDGET GAP.
 Christie uses all sorts of ILLEGAL ACCOUNTING PRACTICES.
Instead of sending out property tax rebates in May 2013, Christie sent them out in August PUSHING $400M onto the 2014 BUDGET.
 Despite a SERIOUS, DANGEROUS SHORT FALL IN CASH, Christie did what any GOODFELLA would do: Gave a ONE TIME BONUS OF $120M to a COMPANY TIED TO HIS FAMILY/FRIENDS HIRED TO “RUN THE STATE LOTTERY”.
 He robbed $700M from the so-called CLEAN ENERGY FUNDS and dumped that money into general funds.
 Christie ILLEGALLY ISSUED $4B in bonds and refused to pay interest on those bonds and stole the THE MONEY EARNED FROM THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE TOLLS in order to BALANCE THE BUDGET.
In Late 2012, the NJ State Budget Crisis Task Force [Bipartisan] panel led by the HONORABLE PAUL VOLCKERand RICHARD RAVITCH ANNOUNCED: The NJ BUDGET is STRUCTURALLY UNBALANCED!!!!!!
"Budget Unbalanced"—that’s a FAR CRY from Christie's DELUSIONAL/SOCIOPATHIC STATEMENT:
"I will restore fiscal sanity!"
If this is Christie’s version sanity, then give me insanity any time.
Here's some icing on Christie's fiscal fiasco ……
In 2011, the RATINGS AGENCIES DOWNGRADED NJ’s BONDS to the “WORST RATING IN THE USA”. Rating Agencies WARN: CHRISTIE IS FISCALLY/MORALLY OUT OF CONTROL!!