Christie: I Do the People’s Business; That’s What I’ll Do When I’m President

‘We’ve done the people’s business and we’ll do it again this year, despite the fact that I disagree with my Democratic legislature’

CHRISTIE: “Well, listen, there was a 20 percent turnout in that election in New Jersey, the lowest turnout in New Jersey history. The fact of the matter is this — in the second midterm in a governor’s term, you always lose seats. In fact, we lost less than the average governor has lost in the second term. So you can look at it that way, too, that we did better than most governors have done in serving their second term. But in the end, guess what, Chris?  I had a Democratic legislature before the election, I’ve got a Democratic legislature after the election. And if that happened in Washington, you wouldn’t be able to get anything done. Yet in New Jersey, we’ve balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes, we’ve reformed teachers’ tenure, we’ve reformed pension and benefits, and we’ve done the people’s business and we’ll do it again this year, despite the fact that I disagree with my Democratic legislature. I don’t hold my breath and stand in the corner. I do the people’s business. That’s exactly what I’ll do when I come to Washington as president.”

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