Politifact: By Gov. Chris Christie’s account, he arrived in Trenton and slashed billions of dollars of state spending in two years.
In a state capital thriving off freewheeling use of tax dollars, Christie said he immediately closed a $2.2 billion gap left by his predecessor. Then, the governor claims, he wielded his budget ax to eliminate another $10.7 billion.
In an interview on “Piers Morgan Tonight” that aired on Feb. 21, the same day the governor delivered his budget speech, Christie described his fiscal prudence to a national audience.
“Let’s look at what I’ve done in New Jersey, OK? And that’s the best gauge to gauge and to judge a politician. Not what they say in a talk show with you, but what they’ve done,” Christie said. “And in two years, what we’ve done is to protect the most vulnerable here, even when we had to cut 13 billion dollars in state spending over two years.”
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