NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Chris Christie has the welcome mat out.
New Jersey is a far cry from Switzerland, the Cayman Islands or Liechtenstein, but Christie thinks it’s a perfect tax haven for New Yorkers.
The Republican governor is offering asylum to any New Yorker who is just plain fed up with living in a place where the taxman constantly has his hand in your pocket.
“A state like New York is moving in the wrong direction. You see taxes being increased there,” Christie said during a speech to the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, D.C. on Monday. “You have a new mayor in New York who is aggressively talking about increasing taxes in New York City. While I feel badly for New Yorkers, come to New Jersey. It’s moving in the other direction.”