| Apparently AOL never got the email that explained how the rotund NJ Governor Chris Christie is no longer the darling of the Republican Party. They subtitle the following story with this:
The outspoken governor and Republican darling weighed in on the House's decision to not vote on the Hurricane Sandy relief bill.
Read the story here.
"There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner," he said. "This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. Natural disasters happen in red states and blue states and states with Democratic governors and Republican governors. We respond to innocent victims of natural disasters, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans. Or at least we did until last night. Last night, politics was placed before oaths to serve our citizens. For me, it was disappointing and disgusting to watch."
The only thing more disgusting to watch was Governor Christie at the all-you-can-eat buffet at The Greasy Spoon on Friday night. He is the only guy I know that goes into a restaurant and asks for an estimate!
Funny how they said he 'weighed' in on the House's decision not to vote...' I wonder if they were poking fun at the lard-ass Christie? Misquotes aside, that is some nerve the New Jersey Governor has to imply that every single American citizen somehow owes $200 to the people of NJ and NY. Over $60 billion (billion with a 'B' folks) is what the 'Trenton Blimp' claims we should give the survivors. Sure, there was a ton of bipartisan rhetoric about how this problem should transcend politics so that the American people can do the right thing and send money to his state.
My concern is that the estimate of damage is as inflated as the Portly Pol's waistline after a butterball turkey. $60 billion is a lot of money. That equals $200 for every man woman and child in this country. Actually, that is $400 for every man women and child that belongs to the half of the country that pays federal taxes. And that money should be sent, with no questions asked, to a group of people that Chris Christie himself warned about being in harms way.
"They are in harm's way, and I don't know if we can get them out," Christie said in a noontime press briefing. "These decisions are both stupid and selfish."
I ask, did nobody in NJ have house insurance? Is the state of NJ in any way beholden to its citizens? Are these estimates appropriate, or just another government handout that will never get paid back? Amazing! As the country wrestles with the question of its very financial existence the bloated, bulging bovine Governor sits at his desk and DEMANDS money from everyone else.
On November 1st, just after the storm, Governor Chubby and the President walked along the beaches of New Jersey in matching windbreakers - matching except that Chris Christie's was a size 17XXL - and told people that help was on the way. What the twins didn't tell them was that the money had to come out of the pockets of 300 million others who have bills of their own to pay - many also related to the same storm. 300 million people who are desperately holding onto their jobs. 300 million people who just got tagged with a higher social security tax thanks to Obama. 300 million people, almost all of whom knew better than to build houses on stilts next to the ocean. $200 from every single man, woman and child in the country! That is so much money, that if you put it all in a big fat dumpy bag it could be mistaken for the Governor himself!
So, on top of the $2,500 in new taxes Obama is ripping from my hands this year there will be another $1,000 put on my account for Governor Jumbo from Jew Jersey. I am just a white guy working his ass off 60 hours a week and somehow I end every week owing someone else more money. Obama gives federal workers a raise - and I foot the bill. A storm hits NJ and I have to pay.
When does it end?