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Old 10-18-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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A much needed NJ/NYC tunnel project was rejected by Chris Christie... He turned down $3 BILLION in infrastructure spending... In a deliberate attempt to undermine President Obama...
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Yeah right. Now is not the time to spend that kind of money on something that is not needed that badly. There are more important things to worry about at the moment.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Good for Christie. Finally saying "NO" to unnecessary Fed government spending.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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True, he has rejected the money, Christie for President!!!


Over the years, the cost for the tunnel has nearly doubled.

It started at $5 billion in 2005 and grew to $8.7 billion by 2008. In recent months, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has made public statements that put the price tag between $9 billion and $10 billion.

On Thursday, Christie said his advisers put the costs at $11 billion to $14 billion.



Cost overruns drive N.J. governor to scuttle train tunnel to Manhattan - The Denver Post
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:29 AM
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Somebody has to be the adult.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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A much needed NJ/NYC tunnel project was rejected by Chris Christie... He turned down $3 BILLION in infrastructure spending... In a deliberate attempt to undermine President Obama...

This is the spiteful Republican modus operandi, should we be surprised? Governor Christie is just louder and meaner about it, or maybe he really is afraid of being cut off at the knees by the Republican Party like Governor Crist of Florida was for ACCEPTING the stimulus package for our state. Can't go 10 miles without seeing a road crew in my area now
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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This is the spiteful Republican modus operandi, should we be surprised? Governor Christie is just louder and meaner about it, or maybe he really is afraid of being cut off at the knees by the Republican Party like Governor Crist of Florida was for ACCEPTING the stimulus package for our state. Can't go 10 miles without seeing a road crew in my area now
For pete's sake..someone somewhere finally said NO to this never ending government spending and you say they are being "spiteful".
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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So he turned down 3 billion to save his state from having to make up the difference of 8-11 billion. Good for him! Obviously people can make it from NJ to NY as it is. Responsibility, a rare trait in a politician!
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Some will never shift from their prejudiced notion that all government spending is good or wise. Thank heavens New Jersey has a responsible grownup in charge over there. As a new Yorker I'm a little jealous. Somebody let this guy run for President.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Gardiner, Maine
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A much needed NJ/NYC tunnel project was rejected by Chris Christie... He turned down $3 BILLION in infrastructure spending... In a deliberate attempt to undermine President Obama...

how is saving the state money, for a costoverrun project undermining the POTUS????
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