This is classic Christie and a shot across the bow of a Governor who called him “bombastic”. Juicy stuff for you conservatives from this morning’s Joe. Game on!
Both New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy were guests on the Morning Joe this morning. A tale of two takes on a budget crisis.
Chris Christie has been able to balance a budge in far worse shape than Connecticut without raising taxes … Dan Malloy has proposed the largest tax increase in the state’s history … by my count … more than $2 billion dollars in tax increases over two years, detailed here.
Mika asks Christie why he can’t be more like Malloy who has called for shared sacrifice in balancing the budget. Christie’s response is pure Christie. I ‘ll be standing at the border with open arms to welcome Connecticut.
The following is Malloy’s response. Hey, we’re better than some other states. Oh brother. Welcome to Connecticut, we’re not as bad as New York. Nice slogan. BTW, make special note of the states Governor Malloy thinks borders Connecticut.
UPDATE: My bad for not giving you the links to the full MSNBC Video. I apologize. They’re a bit long but the full segments are well worth watching and provide a good contrast in the two leaders.
Morning Joe with Governor Christie and Governor Malloy is here.