In the first of several stops along the Jersey Shore this summer, Governor Chris Christie was in Manasquan today discussing the need for the legislature to bring tax relief to New Jerseyans.

Christie is calling for "Corzine Democrats" to stop holding tax relief hostage and urging the legislature pass a tax cut now.

"This will help make our state more competitive and put more New Jerseyans back to work, people will have more of their own money back in their pocket."

Democrats have set aside money for a tax cut in January if state revenues match Governor Christie's projections.

"New Jersey is headed in the right direction and if we cut taxes now we are going to add more gasoline to the fire, this is the kind of thing that moves a recovery forward" Christie told the overflow crowd at the Manasquan Inlet.

The governor said that he needs their help this summer.

"I need you to call Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Oliver and tell them to pass my tax cut now...if everyone up and down the state did that this summer, I think they would get the message."

But Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) said the governor's tour is nothing but his usual attack on the middle class.

"It’s nice of Governor Christie to stop by New Jersey every once in a while, but his brief swing through the state unfortunately won’t repair the damage he’s done to middle-class taxpayers. Actions speak louder than words, and Christie’s actions prove his priority is protecting tax breaks for the mega-rich at the expense of the middle-class" Greenwald said in a statement.

Christie said the summer tax relief beach tour will head to spots up and down the Jersey coast from Belmar to Cape May with a few stops inland.