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Chris Christie Stabs Rand Paul in His Red State Moocher Heart

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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If there’s one thing that really hurts a red state conservative, it’s reminding them that their states tend to be welfare bums living off of the generosity of prosperous blue states. The 47%, if you will, who won’t take responsibility for themselves.

On Tuesday, Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie used that fact to return fire against Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who accused Christie and Republican Representative Peter King of being the reason the government was bankrupt.

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Christie scoffed at Paul’s “gimme, gimme, gimme” jabs and reminded everyone that New Jersey is a donor state, according to Politickernj, getting .61 cents back on the dollar while Rand’s Kentucky gets $1.51 for every dollar.

“I find it interesting that Sen. Paul is accusing us of having a “Gimme, gimme, gimme” attitude toward federal spending when in fact New Jersey is a donor state and we get 61 cents back on every dollar we send to Washington. Interestingly, Kentucky gets $1.51 on every dollar they send to Washington,” Christie said, according to Huffington Post.

“So if Sen. Paul wants to start looking at where he’s going to cut spending to afford defense, maybe he should start looking at the pork barrel spending he brings home to Kentucky.”

Over the last few days, Republicans King Christie have been tearing into Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and his “anti-war” NSA foot pounding, saying he is weakening the Republican Party’s bona fides on national security. So Paul took it to the next level, slamming both King and Christie for being takers who are bankrupting the government.

Paul said, “The people who want to criticize me and call me names, they are precisely the same people who are unwilling to cut the spending. They are ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme all my Sandy money now.’ Those are the people who are bankrupting the government and not allowing enough money be left over for national defense.”

So now Christie fires back that if Paul’s state weren’t such a loser welfare state, maybe we wouldn’t be broke. True enough, the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank called the idea of red states’ secession from the union a “Confederacy of Takers.” He wrote, “Red states receive, on average, far more from the federal government in expenditures than they pay in taxes. The balance is the opposite in blue states. The secession petitions, therefore, give the opportunity to create what would be, in a fiscal sense, a far more perfect union.”

Who can forget Talking Points Memo’s red state welfare status map, using 2010 data they compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Internal Revenue Service:

red state welfare

The bottom line is that this is an argument no Republican can win, because they belong to a party that pretends it cares about pork spending, when in reality much of its base lives off of the largesse of blue states. This is what happens when your party has a platform built on quicksand. Eventually there’s nothing else to grab on to and no one else to blame but each other.

Chris Christie Stabs Rand Paul in His Red State Moocher Heart was written by Sarah Jones for PoliticusUSA.
© PoliticusUSA, Jul. 30th, 2013 — All Rights Reserved


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Thank God......it's Friday!!!

by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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redhead-bedhead
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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Friday
by HRH of MJ on Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:59 PM


Quoting redhead-bedhead:

He is too cute.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jul. 31, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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Love when they eat their own~!!!!

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM
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Quoting -Celestial-:

Love when they eat their own~!!!!

For me it's not so much about Rep or Dem or eating their own as it's about there being at least a few people in politics who aren't just about their party.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

MsDenuninani
by A.Ham on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Happy that Christie made a point that I've often wanted to yell whenever someone gets on the bandwagon about Takers.  I'm from a leftie blue state that gives more than it takes in federal dollars, yet also providees basic social services to it's citizens (health care, good public education) superior to that of many of the red states. 

I sometimes feel like certain states deprive their own citizens of state-funded services, increasing the liklihood of those citizens needing federal aid.  It's like my tax dollars are subsidizing Red-state politicians negligence, and it pisses me off. 

LiliM
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Good. Rand Paul is an ass.

I live in a big state with a lot of low pop red counties and large pop blue. The Reds are bitchin that they are not well represented in the legislature and should secede.

To quote Curly Bill: Well....bye.

Those counties, like a lot of the rabid red States, take more than they give. So see ya. Enjoy your independence. Because even though you're not managing it now I'm sure a miracle will happen.

Lol. Next article : Ky residents emigrate to overwhelming blue state.
SuperChicken
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Love the op title :)

 

Mommabearbergh
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:13 PM
Christie just does more and more to make me like him.
Ms.KitKat
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:24 PM

 I like my Governor more and more each day. I didn;t vote for him last time. But I will this time.

He's just a no-nonsense kinfof guy. I'm not too sure he is President material. But he sure does call 'em like he sees 'em. So, even though I might not like him; I am growing to respect him.

Ms.KitKat
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 5:26 PM

 

Quoting Mommabearbergh:

Christie just does more and more to make me like him.

 Damn. I know. Right?

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