Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fatboy Warns NJ Residents of Post-Storm Tax Hikes

NBC New York reports:

Gov. Chris Christie is warning New Jerseyans living in storm-wrecked towns that they're likely to see higher local property taxes to help pay for rebuilding. 
Christie, dressed in a suit and tie and working in the Statehouse for the first time since Sandy ravaged the state two weeks ago, said an exemption to the state's 2 percent tax cap law is emergencies like Sandy, which destroyed coastal towns, knocked out rail service and left 2.7 million households in the dark. While municipalities can expect federal reimbursement for most storm-related cleanup costs, residents will most likely foot the bill for rebuilding.

Hey, somebody has to pay for the police that enforced his price controls on gasoline. Christie is running the state right out of the Rahm Emanuel "Never let a serious crisis go to waste" book of government freedom grabs.

 Christie said he and legislative leaders have pledged bipartisan cooperation in storm-related matters. Christie met with Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and the ranking legislative Republicans on Tuesday, and afterward said the session was "positive and productive."

"I got a commitment from all four them  that Hurricane Sandy recovery issues would be outside the political realm," Christie said.


  1. Oh boy. Bend over, New Jersey, here comes some more principled leadership.

    Taking politics outside of the political realm, eh? Is there anyone who listens to these cretins anymore?

  2. Spend first, ask questions later. It's the new 'Fiscally Conservative'.

  3. lol @ the great photo attached to this post.

    I waffle between him looking like Fat Bastard and Mr. Creosote.

    He reminds me of Fat Bastard in this one because it looks like he's coming to eat you.

  4. Again with the juvenile name-calling ("fatboy", "fatso", etc).

    People constantly like to paint libertarians as a bunch of immature, trolling kids. This just gives them the ammunition they need to do it.

    By all means...criticize the crap out of Christie. Just stop with the middle-school insults.

    1. Is it name calling or simply recognizing the truth?

      Would your sensibilities be less offended if we referred to him simply as NJ's "dictator"? Or would that be name calling too?

    2. Well now, there is a way to recognize truth in a manner that is not hurtful, we can say for example:

      Chris Christie is a weight challenged man that is working on his internal & external control needs.

      There- very PC, truthful, and I did not have say fat.

    3. "There- very PC, truthful, and I did not have say fat."

      Only problem is, he is fat. Take PC and shove it.

  5. I admit I laughed pretty hard at the title and photo combo.

  6. You're wrong...

    It's Matt Foley, motivational speaker.

  7. The adventures of Fatman and Rob-em

    Fatman: Let's go, Rob-em. We've set another youth on the road to a brighter tomorrow.

    Rob-em: The way we get into these scrapes and get out of them, it's almost as though someone was dreaming up these situations; guiding our destiny.

  8. But I thought disasters like this created economic growth? Why not just use the economic growth to pay for infrastructure repair? (sarcasm)

  9. There should be a full time Cato Institute bashing blog, just can't get enough of it.