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Chris Christie Calls Assembly Democrats “Skunks at the Party”

Gov. Chris Christie is calling Assembly Democrats “skunks at the garden party” for thwarting his income tax cut plan, but they say the GOP governor is only interested in lining the pockets of the rich.

Tim Larsen, Governor's Office

Thursday’s back-and-forth is the latest in an ongoing disagreement between Christie, who wants to cut income taxes by 10 percent, and Democrats who want property tax relief.

Christie’s comments came during a town hall in Lyndhurst.

The Assembly’s plan calls for a 20 percent credit — 25 percent for seniors and the disabled — that would be partially paid for by the state’s 16,000 wealthiest earners.

Christie has vetoed the millionaires’ tax twice previously and has vowed to do so again.

Earlier Thursday, Christie said he would compromise on the type of tax relief offered.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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