New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t known to mince words.
That tradition continued today, with Christie describing stimulus spending as a “temporary Band-Aid” that left governors in a terrible position when the money ran dry.
Christie had similarly strong words back in June, when he spoke at CPAC in Chicago:
It is an outrage to have the President of the United States stand up and say to hard working governors, Republicans and Democrats around this country, that state and local government hiring is moving in the wrong direction and we’re to blame because the economy is not growing. He’s the one who put forward an ineffective wasteful stimulus plan that did nothing to help this economy. He’s the one who saddled us with all these federal rules and regulations that don’t allow governors to have the freedom to do what we really want. Then he has the audacity to stand up this morning, and say it’s the nation’s governors and the nation’s mayors who are driving our economies down by not hiring enough people for government. If you need to understand with any more clarity the difference between conservative Republican principles and this President, you don’t need to listen to one more word in this campaign then what he said behind that podium in the White House today.