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‘Chris Christie Blasts Senator Rand Paul, Reminds Him That Kentucky Is A Welfare State’

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I want this fight and hope that it stays public.

Christie will crush Rand ‘The Bigot’ Paul and most of the ‘libertarian’ crap that is floating around stinking up the Country.

Now am I a ‘Chris Christie’ Supporter?

Don’t even. I’m a ‘Clinton’ Democrat.

And Hillary will run (and win) and I hope go against Christie as the Republican and Paul as the teabagger, splitting the Republican Party and maybe, just maybe – putting the teabaggers where they belong – out of the debate.

I don’t see any other Republican ‘strong’ enough to take on the extreme wing nuts and beat them.
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Governor Christie….a word if I may.

You’re trying to have a rational conversation with a libertarian.

You can’t because they have created a reality that if something doesn’t directly affect them – it’s not needed.

Such as Rand ‘The Bigot’ Paul’s response :

‘Paul pointed to Kentucky’s two military bases as reasons why the state may get more money from the government’.

“What does he want to do, shut down military bases in Kentucky?” he said.

‘Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, both Army bases, are located in Kentucky’.

Of course in Rand ‘The Bigot’ Paul’s libertarian World, New Jersey doesn’t have any military bases and that’s why they don’t sponge off the Federal Government.

Opps.

‘New Jersey itself is home to a large joint military base that houses the McGuire Air Force base; Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst; and Fort Dix, an Army base’.
@ : http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/30/paul-christie-is-the-king-of-bacon-on-government-spending/

Rand ‘The Bigot’ Paul just ignores the fact that Kentucky IS a welfare State – a State that is supported by taxes paid by mostly ‘Blue’ State.

‘Kentucky
$1.51’
‘New Jersey
$0.61’
@ : http://taxfoundation.org/article/federal-taxing-and-spending-benefit-some-states-leave-others-paying-bill-1

http://video-embed.nj.com/services/player/bcpid2448849541001?bctid=2575231978001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAAPLMIP6E~,BRrRHTAljlELD08zlMeHyAHjqVCNkbI2

‘During the press conference, Christie blasted Paul for daring to question the fiscal responsibility of New Jersey when he is the Senator of Kentucky, a welfare state’.

“I find it interesting that Senator Paul is accusing us of having a gimme, gimme, gimme attitude toward federal spending when in fact New Jersey is a donor state, we get 61 cents back on every dollar we send to Washington”.

“And interestingly Kentucky gets $1.51 on every dollar they sent to Washington”.

“So if Senator Paul wants to start looking at where he is going to cut spending to afford defense, maybe he should start looking at cutting the pork barrel spending he brings home to Kentucky at a $1.51 on every dollar and not look at New Jersey where we get 61 cents for every dollar. Maybe Senator Paul could deal with that when he is trying to deal with the reduction of spending on the federal side, but I doubt he would because most Washington politicians only care about bringing home the bacon so they can get reelected.”
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/31/chris-christie-blasts-senator-rand-paul-reminds-him-that-kentucky-is-a-welfare-state-video/

 

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3 thoughts on “‘Chris Christie Blasts Senator Rand Paul, Reminds Him That Kentucky Is A Welfare State’

  1. Pingback: Governor Christie Responds to Rand Paul’s Ignorance, Exposes Huge Republican Lie About Spending | The Fifth Column

  2. Go back in history and Kentucky was an economic powerhouse. Coal was big business. At its peak I wouldn’t be surprsied if Kentucky paid more in taxes than Jersey did at that time. Jersey used to the dumping ground for people who couldn’t afford to live in New York. Today, due to government manipulation of markets, Kentucky has been denied much of their potential profits. The demographics have stalled because past industries have been shut down. Now, compare that to Jersey, where much of the Wall Street money flows and lives. They have ports that landlocked Kentucky doesn’t have. They have an influx of immigrants seeking their pot of gold. Christie has helped lure the banksters with bribes….

    • ‘Powerhouse’ would be stretching it…..a lot!
      Also using you (cough) ‘logic’, do all of those ‘red’ welfare States claim the same ‘history’ of being former economic ‘powerhouses’?
      I live in Washington State. A ‘blue’ State that those ‘red’ States should be very, very thankful for.
      Like you, most people don’t know how much or where the money they get form the Federal Government goes to.
      Want to balance the Federal Budget?
      Cut off the free ride ‘red’ States get. Have them raise their taxes, just like the ‘blue’ States have done, to pay for their Government.
      * * * *
      ‘Of the $27 billion the state government’s executive branch plans to spend this fiscal year, $12 billion, or 42 percent, is federal funds’.
      ‘Some state agencies rely chiefly on federal money’.
      ‘They include the Health and Family Services Cabinet, which runs the Medicaid program that provides health care to one in five Kentuckians. The federal government picks up 80 percent of the tab.For all the sentiment against creating a government health plan during the recent health care reform debate, close to 800,000 Kentuckians already use Medicaid, with its public funding and price controls’.
      ‘Monthly entitlement checks go directly to Kentuckians, including $5 billion a year for Social Security retirement benefits, $2.5 billion a year for Social Security worker-disability benefits and $1 billion a year for Supplemental Security Income, which is disability aid for people with no work history’.
      ‘In 2005, 18 percent of Americans drew at least one of those checks, according to the Social Security Administration. That figure edged up to 22 percent in Kentucky’.
      ‘In parts of the state with the poorest, oldest populations — Owsley County, for example — it jumped as high as 40 percent, creating what’s known as “the mailbox economy.”
      ‘The federal government also helps Kentuckians with flood insurance (to the tune of $2.1 billion a year), mortgage insurance ($877 million), crop insurance ($667 million), food stamps ($674 million), veterans disability benefits ($478 million), Pell Grants for college students ($182 million) and welfare for families ($181 million), to name some of the costliest assistance programs tracked by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’.
      ‘Pork and politicsKentucky’s congressional delegation earmarks funds in the federal budget to be given to public and private entities — sometimes to campaign donors — with no outside review. The sum varies widely from year to year, but it typically exceeds $200 million to $300 million’.
      ‘For the current fiscal year, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., added $60 million in individual earmarks, not counting those he shared with other lawmakers. McConnell ranked eighth out of 100 senators, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense, a non-partisan budget watchdog’.
      ‘Rogers, the Republican congressman from Somerset, added $68 million in individual earmarks, ranking him fourth out of 435 House members. Yet, when he endorsed Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Republican U.S. Senate primary this month, Rogers praised Grayson for being “a strong fiscal conservative.””That’s the kind of leadership we need to cut out-of-control spending, pay down the debt and balance the budget,” Rogers said May 3, just a few days after announcing $100,000 in federal funds for sewer improvements in Knott County’.
      ‘For instance, in January, Rogers announced a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Agriculture Department to Letcher County so the fire department could replace an old pumper truck. Urban areas take that sort of purchase for granted, said Judge-Executive Jim Ward.”Our fire department works on a very small budget,” Ward said. “It’s not like Lexington. There’s maybe 3,200 people in the city of Whitesburg and not much tax base.”
      ‘Coomes said.”We’ve used federal money to pave new four-lane highways through towns in the middle of nowhere that have only 5,000 people living there,” he said. “It would have been better to take that money and invest it in the transportation needs of, say, Chicago, where there is real traffic congestion and where the wealth is created.” Copyright 2013 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed’.
      ‘Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/05/16/1266910/kentucky-tsks-but-takes-federal.html#storylink=cpy

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