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Why Is Governor Christie So Upset With NJ Democrats? [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Governor Christie continues to be angry, after Jersey democrats rejected his tax cut plan – and put forth an tentative tax reduction proposal that can’t kick in until at least next year.

Governor's Office/Tim Larsen

During his latest town hall meeting in Mahwah, Christie said he’s always felt his 10 percent income tax idea was better than cutting property taxes 10 percent – but he agreed to follow the plan put forth by the state senate leadership.

“In the spirit of compromise I extended my hand that way – and you know what happened this week? They slapped my hand right back…They acted like Washington politicians – we all know what’s happening right now in Washington – it’s disgraceful- both parties- they don’t talk with each other, they talk at each other.”

He says, “They’ve decided that partisan politics is more important than your personal interests – that partisan politics is more important than what the public has a right to…We do have 2 very different principals on this and maybe they can’t be resolved- maybe they have to be resolved by all of you in the next election.”

Christie says his principal is “that New Jersey is the most over-taxed state in America – that we have the highest property tax in America and rank very high in almost every other tax – and it just seems to me…we’ve all sacrificed these past 2 and a half years…so when we’ve made these sacrifices – it’s time, once we start to feel the comeback of our state happening- and we can feel it – then it is time for us to make sure you get some of your money back – I believe you know how to spend your money better than Trenton does.”

He adds, “You’ve seen over and over again that I’ve been willing to work with democrats – when democrats are willing to be reasonable and compromise I’ve done it over and over and over again…but on this one they’re asking me to compromise my principals – they’re saying I should raise taxes on the most over-taxed people in America – I won’t – they’re saying we should keep money in Trenton that we don’t need – that could be better spent and saved by you and your families- I won’t compromise on that…this is where I draw the line”

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Courtesy Governor’s Office

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