Linn Washington Jr.
For a quick glimpse of life within a ‘Trump Nation’ look no further than New Jersey, the east coast state led by Trump booster Chris Christie, the man who heads the transition team assembling top personnel for the administration of a possible President Donald Trump.
A snapshot of Christie’s ruinous reign as governor since taking the helm of the Garden State in 2010 is found in the headline of an editorial published in mid-September by New Jersey’s largest daily newspaper:
“Chris Christie’s state is an economic cripple.”
Christie has practiced the economic policies that Trump has promised to pursue: massive tax cuts for corporations plus tax breaks for wealthy individuals.
“What tax cuts have surely given us is a big revenue hole – with no real economic boost to show for it,” that Newark Star Ledger editorial noted.
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Christie implemented $2-billion in business tax reductions and opposed modest tax increases on the wealthy.
“In short, the magical thinking that Gov. Chris Christie has relied on to steer the economy is simply not working. Like many Republicans, he clings to the notion that lower taxes are the key to economic growth, despite all the hard evidence to the contrary,” that editorial declared.
Like Trump’s current campaign trail promises for America, gubernatorial candidate Christie pledged to get New Jersey’s fiscal house in order – a pledge he failed to deliver.
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