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    Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State In U.S.: Study - Investors.com

    More bad news for Gov. Chris Christie: New Jersey is dead last in the nation in terms of its fiscal solvency, according to a new report.

    The study, released this week by the free-market Mercatus Center at George Mason University, ranked each state's financial health based on a variety of measures, such as cash on hand to pay its current bills, budget surpluses or deficits, unfunded liabilities and ability to provide adequate public services.
    This is actually good news for Christie. With a record like this, he is uniquely qualified to be President.
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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State In U.S.: Study - Investors.com

    This is actually good news for Christie. With a record like this, he is uniquely qualified to be President.
    Mid way down the source you posted:

    To be sure, the state's poor showing can hardly be pinned on Christie. He'd been in office just two years before the data used in the study were collected.

    As study's author, Sarah Arnett, points out, "the states at the bottom of this ranking are there as a result of years of poor financial management decisions, bad economic conditions, or a combination of the two."

    For example, New Jersey's long-run solvency problems are "due in part to nearly 15 years of underfunding its state and local pensions," she noted.
    Dunno...according to the above, looks like Christie might have a way to smooth talk his way into a candidate spot if he wants to pursue it. Getting the nomination is another issue.

    If he takes this study and somehow turns it around before the upcoming election he might stand a better than average chance.

    If he's smart, just pull the usual "let the voters get over their common knee jerk brain lock reaction" to the bridge deal (I think most have already forgotten or never understand the bridge deal), "successfully" fix the solvency mess, and go for the 2020 game.

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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    I don't get it. What is so special about Christie in the first place? There are other republican governors with better track record than his yet the media gets a hard when his name is mentioned.

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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    I don't get it. What is so special about Christie in the first place? There are other republican governors with better track record than his yet the media gets a hard when his name is mentioned.
    He is a rising star among the right base...sort of. He's too moderate for many Republicans. But has appeal to a lot of independent voters.

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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    I don't get it. What is so special about Christie in the first place? There are other republican governors with better track record than his yet the media gets a hard when his name is mentioned.
    The MSM helps select the candidates for president based on how big of a media circus they can create. They coordinate with the Dem and Rep establishment. That's why despite common sense, a Republican in New Jersey is considered a leading presidential candidate. There's no way he'd bring NJ to Republicans in a presidential election.

    Promoting the governor of PA would make a lot more sense strategically but that governor is boring.
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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    What is so special about Christie, what was so special about Obama?
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Mid way down the source you posted:



    Dunno...according to the above, looks like Christie might have a way to smooth talk his way into a candidate spot if he wants to pursue it. Getting the nomination is another issue.

    If he takes this study and somehow turns it around before the upcoming election he might stand a better than average chance.

    If he's smart, just pull the usual "let the voters get over their common knee jerk brain lock reaction" to the bridge deal (I think most have already forgotten or never understand the bridge deal), "successfully" fix the solvency mess, and go for the 2020 game.
    That's horrible!!! A good economic performance is a sure way of never residing in the White House.
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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's horrible!!! A good economic performance is a sure way of never residing in the White House.
    Well, you might be on to something.

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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    What is so special about Christie, what was so special about Obama?
    Uh...Obama is president and Christie isn't...maybe?

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    Re: Chris Christie's New Jersey Is Least Solvent State

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    I don't get it. What is so special about Christie in the first place? There are other republican governors with better track record than his yet the media gets a hard when his name is mentioned.
    1) He appeals to independents, not just the tea baggers and republican base

    2) From the northeast, considered a liberal stronghold

    3) Elected in NJ, a state that leans dem

    4) Got some things done by working with dems in the legislature, showing he can work across party lines

    5) Has a lot of personality and talks bluntly instead of like a typical politician
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