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Governor Christie Promotes An “Up With Jersey” Message [AUDIO]

As he fights to have a tax-cut plan implemented, Governor Christie is putting forth a kinder, gentler side.

Governor Chris Christie
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

During his latest town hall meeting in East Brunswick, the Governor, instead of attacking his critics, told an overflow crowd, “We’ve got to work together, so I’m counting on you to help me get this done.  We need to cut taxes in New Jersey, and as New Jersey’s Comeback roars along, let all the skeptics get out of the way.  The people who want to talk down our state… get out of the way!”

He said, “We’re tired of feeling bad about ourselves as a state.  We want to feel good about ourselves again.  We are feeling good about ourselves again.  Let’s work together to make it happen….I don’t care if you’re a republican or a democrat or an independent, you want to feel good about where you life.  You want to feel good about the opportunities that are afforded for you and your children and your grandchildren.  Let’s take a moment and thank goodness that we’re not in Washington D. C., putting up with the craziness down there- cause it’s bad down there.”

Christie added, “We gotta stop talking at each other and start talking to each other.  We gotta stop posturing and posing and sending out press releases.  We’ve got to get in a room and work together to solve problems.”

The Governor then said for the first time in almost 8 years, a majority of Garden state residents now think we’re moving in the right direction.

“That’s not about me, that’s about you.  That’s about how you feel about yourself and how you feel about your neighbors and friends – how you feel about your state…We’re making each other proud again.  We’re feeling good about where we live and who we are, and we’re setting an example for the rest of the country…And that’s what New Jersey used to be.  It’s lost its way, and that’s what we’re doing now again, to make people feel proud to be New Jerseyans…We want our children and grandchildren to work and play and stay here.  That’s what this is all about in the end- and we’re making it happen together.”

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