Gov. Christie in Manasquan at 3 p.m. Today

Inlet first stop on 'Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour'

Gov. Chris Christie, who for months has been touting his income tax relief proposal for all New Jerseyans, will make an appearance Monday in Manasquan to do just that. 

Christie is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. at the Pavilion at the Manasquan Inlet, 431 Beach Front, for the first stop in what's being called the governor's "Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour: A Conversation at the Jersey Shore." 

"(Christie) will call for Corzine Democrats to stop holding tax relief hostage and urge the legislature to continue the New Jersey Comeback and provide bipartisan leadership by delivering tax relief to our citizens, making our state more competitive and allowing us to put more New Jerseyans back to work," according to a release from the governor's office. 

Democrats in the Legislature, who recently sent Christie a budget that doesn't raise taxes, have promised to reconsider the governor's proposal if his revenue projections match collections. 

The Republican governor on Tuesday will leave for a fundraising tour of five states and the District of Columbia for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Christie DaLiar July 16, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Not at all. But, as bad as McGreevey was, Corzine turned out to be worse. And, as bad as Corzine was, Christie turned out to be worse.
Victor July 16, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Just think of how much trouble we would be in without Christie. Corzine would have given away the store and increased entitlements just to please the unions. At least now, for the most part, they don't have an open taxpayer supplied checkbook.
paulie July 16, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Calling Governor Christie a "piece of trash" and a "scumbag" does little more than to show you are an ignorant person. Stick to the facts, name calling is childish.
frank rizzo July 16, 2012 at 05:18 PM
barb you sound like one of those crusty old ladies who can go to a town hall at 3 pm when the rest of us are working. christie's main support comes from seniors who dont reason things out like they used to and get their daily brainwashing from fox. gov crisco vetoes something everyday, gay marriage (which i could care less about) any tax on millionaires, he eliminated the protections set in place for decades to keep his greedy developer buddies from putting strip malls and housing developments in areas that dont even have a sewer system in place first. he could have vetoed the 50% tax hike it costs us just to get to work everyday but he is too busy campaigning and paying homage to the koch bros when he is constantly out of state. his helicopter ride to met life stadium just for the announcement of wrestlemania next year is a reminder of how he considers the people of nj to be peasants.
frank rizzo July 16, 2012 at 05:25 PM
no joe stewart we hate him because while he is on his endless summer tax relief tour while we pay twice as much just to drive to work under the 50% tax hike he will not veto.you gotta love these nitwits. wall st greed destroyed our economy but dopes like barb and joe stewert blame teachers and school bus drivers . no wonder why jersey is doomed. hey if i wanted a fat loudmouth to give me his opinion i would watch joe madden making circles on a blackboard during a football game. a gov is supposed to have some respect for himself not be a tough guy yelling at people while his ice cream cone drips down his wrist. cant wait to vote him out.
frank rizzo July 16, 2012 at 05:35 PM
paulie didnt i see you dressed up like daniel boone in the walmart parking lot holding up a sign that said " keep your gubmint hands off my medicare" ? or were you the ben franklin?
paulie July 16, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Gee Frank - Would you prefer Corzine back or the "fat loudmouth"? And good luck voting him out, I think you seriously underestimate how popular he is. Ice cream cone and all.
paulie July 16, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Actually it just occurred to me Philadelphia use to have a fat, loudmouth mayor named - you guessed it - Frank Rizzo.
Just N. Observer July 16, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Let's put the teacher,police,firefighter,municipal and state workers issues to the side for a moment ( although these jobs are mostly middle class New Jersey and whether you call it pension contributions or medical premium payments these folks were still taxed!!) What has Christie done for New Jersey??? Other than being a loud mouth to any sign of opposition to his ideas...WHAT?? Where is the decreased cost with State government?? What jobs were cut? College interns?! Where is the property tax relief? Only a 2% increase??? Is he kidding?? How is New Jersey flipping the bill for this BIG income tax relief of his? He claims it's coming from the 7% earned on State investments,REALLY?? That's the highest return of any State in the Nation!! And how much of that do the truely needy receive? What planet is he on? Where are the creation of new jobs? Or decreased unemployment?? Remember, seasonal summer jobs don't count!! Face it folks, Christie was NEVER about middle class New Jersey! He serves his own master...himself!! Do you really think he EVER had plans for a 2nd term as governor?? That's why his priorities are on the campaign trail!!!
David Farneti July 16, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Christie is a bully. I don't like bullies. Never have. Spent a lifetime fighting them and will continue to do so. A governor should show diplomacy and understanding for all constituents, not just the ones who agree with him. Regarding taxes and pensions, since when did good pensions become a bad thing? The answer is when private enterprise found it economically beneficial by not providing them to their employees. Globalization has changed the way the world does business. Unless there is some nationalistic pride developed, then we will race to the bottom until our standard of living is so low that we can compete with the poorest and most backward nations that have the capacity to get a laptop and learn how to program. I did not vote for Christie. However, I hoped, as we all should have, that he would do the right thing by the state and all of its citizens. What I did see was that he fudged the figures on how much it would cost to build the NYC tunnel so as to strengthen his case regarding conservative fiscal leadership; when if that was passed, would have allowed a lot of workers to once again have a job and actually contribute to NJ and the country. If you pander to Fox, you are a sellout. If you pander to MSNBC, you are a sellout. Give me someone who is not liked by both and I bet that person would be loved by majority of the voters.
Nancy Burkley July 16, 2012 at 06:58 PM
It's interesting that Christie is seen as a union hater and buster now. In 2009 when he was fundraising for his election there were plenty of unions who contributed to his campaign. ( http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=90695&gclid=CNLv6r7vnrECFYne4AodtXu0XQ ). Seems like Christie thinks only of the here and now. You may support him today, and tomorrow he may stab you in the back. Check out the web page for yourself.
Christie DaLiar July 16, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Sadly, an honest politician would probably be buried by both the FOX crowd and the MSNBC crowd, which is why they don't even exist anymore. Both parties are leading this nation into ruin
Beach_N8iv July 16, 2012 at 07:22 PM
So what is this Nixon Republican going to lie about today? How about his Nixon Republican tax scam designed to help his Country Club Cronies? That's a good topic for the Christiebots since they don't really understand how it benefits the rich while throwing a few scraps at the working class.
Beach_N8iv July 16, 2012 at 07:24 PM
It could be interesting to see how Nixon Republican Christie would bully the mayor. I rather doubt that the mayor would just stand there and take it either.
Beach_N8iv July 16, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Yeah!!! Go Governor Christie, go and keep on going until you are WELL out of New Jersey.
Victor July 16, 2012 at 08:17 PM
I'm not totally in love with the guy either, but as I mentioned before, would you rather have Corzine back?
Opinionated July 16, 2012 at 08:19 PM
No, I think Barrella would just fold up and cry. Too whiny.
Opinionated July 16, 2012 at 08:25 PM
You gotta love people like this DaLiar. If you despise Christie, just say it. That is your right. But PLEASE don't try to tell us Corzine is better. He's done to his new company what he did to NJ. He is a walking advertisement for greedy investment people. And McGreevey, how about him resigning and then postdating it until there can be no election, by the people. He chose to let his party loyalty pick the next Gov. Then he has the nerve to say the people are upset because he's gay. PULEAZE!
Lobotomy July 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM
It is sad that the best we can do in this country is say “Would you rather have *insert last politician to lose election*?” What happened to electing a LEADER instead of a special interest pawn. This goes for both sides of the isle. Christie is a horrible governor, as was Corzine, McGreevy and Whitman. I have yet to see any promises made during Christie’s campaign come to fruition. My taxes continue to go up, political hacks continue to double-dip in a pension system that the state still underfunds, our employment rate lags behind the rest of the nation. What has Christie done for our state? Zingers and one-liners aren’t going fix the enormous problems we face.
Christie DaLiar July 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Saying Corzine was better is like saying syphillis is better than Herpes. He was terrible. The fact that Christie is even worse speaks volumes about just how horrible and deceitful of a politician he is. I hated McGreevey, and I think he was a lousy human being. But, looking back, he actually did some good things (like fix the DMV). His election stunt was sleazy. Christie did the same thing by renting Cerf an apartment in south jersey and claiming he lived there so he could get confirmed. Fact is, they're both scumbags. And no, I don't think scumbag is too harsh of a term when dealing with people like this.
Christie DaLiar July 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM
The last decent leader we had that was actually elected was Tom Kean. Dick Codey didn't do that bad of a job as a temp, but he was quickly snuffed out by Christie's new buddy Norcross.
Fred M July 17, 2012 at 01:40 AM
There are a helluva lot more problems to fix in this state...Let's stop making Mcgreevy God because he fixed DMV...What about fixing everything? Can you imagine if Unions disappear? Hmmmm, no unions = less of a salary? Less off salary means less money to spend at restaurants, cars, less home repairs etc...I know one thing..Every business owner wants people to have more money in their pockets so they can spend money at their business...
TommyG July 17, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Spooner, I was under the impression that you loved Christie!!
TommyG July 17, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Is this former councilmen frank rizzo from Pt. Beach? If it is I am shocked, this guy did not do anything for his constituents.. He had no problems jumping on the Republican's side. Taking away from his constituents to give the wealthy business in town.
TommyG July 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Wow Frank, You had no problem giving a tax cut to the big mouth businessmen of the town, breaks for all of them. Yet you had no problem going against union contracts that were for the teachers and police. You voted against them.
TommyG July 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM
All the politicians is a bunch of deceitful greedy grabbers, who are out for themselves and their own. It is ridiculous fighting who was the best.... None of them are... Jersey equals corruption.
Robert Schwartz July 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Just got my property tax bill Howell NJ 2011-- $9700 this year 2012---$11900. Isnt the max tax incease supposed to be in the single digits. Why 20% plus? Someone enlighten me why Christie is stuck on Income tax relief,while property taxes spiral out of control.Keynote speaker please!!! I am not going to be a Republican much longer !!
Howard West July 18, 2012 at 11:57 PM
The budgets for the various groups - municipal, school, county, etc. can not exceed the 2% cap. However, as we are seeing in Howell, with the re-evaluation, for those whose home retained under 20% of its value, you saw a shift of the tax burden onto you. My house lost 80K in assessment value, but my taxes increased by $2000.00.... Its ridiculous that people who are already paying the highest property taxes in the town are being asked to pony up more... That is why we have to reductions from both the BOE and the township...
FS July 19, 2012 at 01:31 PM
The 2% cap is a scam...it excludes salary contracts,medical ins. and pension obligations.. Which by the way is where all the cost are..The towns have to get the money from somewhere. They do whatever it takes, that is legally possible. That is why so many feel Christie did not do a thing. A lot of hot air!!! If he really wanted to change things in Jersey, he would have tried to change the old tax structure that does not work. Make it fair, instead of just those who own real estate. It is the only way things will change. Spread it around to all jersey residents. Tax by income, so everyone pays. I forgot....He will not do that because then all his buddies would have to pay.
Jim July 24, 2012 at 07:59 AM
So, based on this and some other blog posts here on Howell Patch, I decided it was necessary to create a website with the purpose of making Howell tax payer waste visible and open it to the the public to submit where they see our tax dollars being wasted. The site just went up Sunday night and already had 4,000 hits, including about 40 from the US Govt....most of the others were from this area. I am new to web design so I need some feedback on what would make it more functional and useful. The idea is to capture this waste and then use to challenge the Town Council and School Board with where they need to cut waste and improve the efficiency of our tax dollars. So, please go to www.TaxPayerWaste.com and contribute your ideas on where our tax dollars are being wasted and how to improve effective and efficient use of our money. But, really looking for some feedback on how to improve and for anyone who wants to join in developing and promoting the blog and gathering as a group when approaching various councils/boards. We're going to see Howell Deputy Mayor Gotto this Wednesday for his office hours, and a phone call with Gov Christie's office as well.


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