Gov. Chris Christie Gives New Jersey Legislature Failing Grades

HAMILTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)Gov. Chris Christie gave the Legislature a report card full of incompletes and failing grades one day before New Jersey voters go the polls for school elections.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Hamilton in Mercer County Tuesday, Christie chastised what he called the “do-nothing Legislature” for not moving on his proposals to overhaul the state’s pension and health care systems. The governor also criticized lawmakers for not giving his office more control over state boards and authorities.

Christie drew applause when he said the Legislature should have moved school board elections to November so more people could vote.

Assembly Democratic spokesman Tom Hester Jr. says Christie should stop his “immature whining” and start protecting working class residents.

SOUND-OFF: Do you agree with Christie’s assessment of the Legislature?  Let us know in the comments section below…

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  1. Valerie R. Federoff says:

    Christie is speaking out against government as it is supposed to work. I applaude the democratic legislators for standing up to Christie’s proposed cuts. Christie should do more listening and less talking. Working together does not mean one side gives in. Especially while those of uur households have four low paying jobs while those with good jobs exact cuts that keep our families in subservient positions.

  2. p morrisy says:

    shame on you gov chistie and I applaud the lawmakers who stand up to your tantrums and do what they were sent to trenton to do. represent the people.

    1. Tom says:

      Totally agreed, this man is such a crook, it’s not even funny

  3. kendra says:

    the school system is failing on a 360 level aNYHOW,S..ILLUMATI …

  4. Howie Sprague says:

    “Assembly Democratic spokesman Tom Hester Jr. says Christie should stop his “immature whining” and start protecting working class residents.”: Exactly! However Christie has no respect for the middle class. Middle class voters should show him the door. He can get a position as a French Fry chef at McDonalds for $8 an hour. After all, he’ll eat his favorite (fast food) at no charge each work day. BTW, the GOP considers these jobs to be “good paying” private sector positions”.

    1. Tom says:

      Sounds like a good idea, haha😛

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