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Gov. Christie to announce expansion of Medicaid in budget speech, sources say
NJ.com ^

Posted on 02/26/2013 10:46:30 AM PST by Perdogg

Gov. Chris Christie will expand the state's Medicaid program to cover 300,000 uninsured New Jersey residents, The Star-Ledger learned today.

The governor's new budget, which he plans to unveil at joint session of the Legislature this afternoon, also relies on state revenue growth of 4.9 percent and delays some property tax rebates for local taxpayers, according to three sources with knowledge of the budget plan who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: christie; medicaid

1 posted on 02/26/2013 10:46:34 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

How much higher can NJ revenues go until the goose is dead?


2 posted on 02/26/2013 10:50:49 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Perdogg

The GOP has many volunteers to be 0bama footstools and doormats.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 10:58:29 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Perdogg

Well I sure hope he didn’t sell his ample butt to Obama by the lb. That’ll put another whole generation into debt.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 11:00:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Perdogg

Isn’t this the same Christie that many are touting as the Great Conservative Hope?


5 posted on 02/26/2013 11:04:43 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Perdogg

He will make a fine running mate for the hildabeast in 2016.


6 posted on 02/26/2013 11:06:31 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Perdogg

It’ll be fun in four years when he’s running for President and slinging insults at far better conservatives than anything he could hope to be.

Maybe it’ll finally toughen some people up on the right.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 11:13:24 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 11:16:23 AM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Perdogg

Is he doing this to spite conservatives?


9 posted on 02/26/2013 11:17:12 AM PST by MNGal
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To: Colonel_Flagg

If the New World Order elites want him to be prez he will be. We taxpayers determine nothing at this level of corruption.


10 posted on 02/26/2013 11:19:05 AM PST by Digger
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To: Perdogg

Spend spend spend.

I hear working for a living or being a citizen is overrated anyway.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 11:19:26 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Digger

Well, then they’ll do it without my vote.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 11:25:03 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: headstamp 2

Medicaid costs are squeezing the states.

Christie is the latest GOP Governor to accept 100% federal funding of Medicaid. It was too good a deal to turn down.


13 posted on 02/26/2013 11:26:41 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Perdogg

How about looking at it this way: why not? Obamacare is headed for a fiscal and manpower cliff so why not pile everything into it?

It gives the states additional money, but of course the citizens of the states furnish this money through federal taxes.

If the various governors are worried about their reelection then the state’s citizens must be considered a driving force at least equal to that of the governors.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 11:27:48 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: Perdogg

I live in NJ and can’t wait to campaign against this guy. Each day he shows more and more signs of being a lib.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 11:33:22 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: FlipWilson

GOP governors in Blue States are trying to get re-elected.

They’re not stupid. They read the election returns last November. They’re only doing what voters who re-elected Obama want.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 11:36:10 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Perdogg

This is the same Chris Christie who said recently that he agrees with Cuomo “About 98 percent of everything he says” I am so glad that CPAC didn’t invite this progressive turd from speaking..and that is what Christie is, he is NO Republican..he is a fat clone of Obama


17 posted on 02/26/2013 11:43:40 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: goldstategop

Quote: “GOP governors in Blue States are trying to get re-elected. They’re not stupid. They read the election returns last November. They’re only doing what voters who re-elected Obama want.”

Is that what Christie was doing when he gave Obama a late election photo op that helped (in small part) create those election results? The mistake that these governors in Blue States always make, that RINO’s always make, is assuming that in a blue state, democrats will cross the line and vote for a Republican. Lemme tell ya, if Chris Christie had personally rebuilt every house destroyed by Sandy, the people living in those houses would say, “thank you” and promptly march to the polls and pull the lever for the “D” as per their programming.

The key to victory in a blue state is tapping into voter discontent with the other side (you know, the thing that gets the R in the office in the first place). But guys like Christie just can’t do that because once he gets into office he gets all “reachy acrossy the aisley” and simply can’t attack his new “good friends” on the other side of the aisle. Meanwhile, his “good friends” on the other side of the aisle will be kicking him right in the nuts.


18 posted on 02/26/2013 11:49:43 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: goldstategop
"They’re only doing what voters who re-elected Obama want."

Great strategy (Which is easy to figure out BTW, explaining this does not make the actions responsible) considering voters for limited government which helped Scott and Christie get elected in the first place will most likely not make that mistake again. I believe a conservative backlash is coming which will dampen a lot of moderate civil servants, hence the need to whore themselves out to the gimme crowd.

If you go down, becoming a prostitute is not honorable at all. Lukewarm pragmatic civil servants are why we are over-regulated and in debt. Even if they survive, (*Cough* Brown *Cough, cough* got taught a lesson) future generations get the shaft.
19 posted on 02/26/2013 12:01:43 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Christie is what I’ve always said he is: A fat-ass, Lou Costello look-a-like F’ing RINO.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 12:03:22 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Perdogg

Residents of New Jersey - prepare for another earthquake and possible tidal wave.

The governor is shifting his center of gravity from center to left.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 12:09:50 PM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

There will be many on this board who will vote for Gov. Christie in 2016. Sad as it will be, they will!


22 posted on 02/26/2013 12:43:36 PM PST by Arcy (When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, people groan.)
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To: FlipWilson; All
Is that what Christie was doing when he gave Obama a late election photo op that helped (in small part) create those election results?

What difference does it make? People are still acting as if Romney had a shot at a win. It's clear he did not; not of his own fault but due to the electorate for precisely what you said below... Lemme tell ya, if Chris Christie had personally rebuilt every house destroyed by Sandy, the people living in those houses would say, “thank you” and promptly march to the polls and pull the lever for the “D” as per their programming.

The power of incumbency, the "historical nature" of his presidency, his celebrity status and pitch for a mulligan ensured Obama had a lock no matter who or what Republicans nominated. It was further undermined by the strategy of divide-and-conquer that ensured Pontius Pilot "conservatives" sat out at the polls and GOTV efforts.

23 posted on 02/26/2013 3:30:22 PM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: newzjunkey
People are still acting as if Romney had a shot at a win. It's clear he did not; not of his own fault but due to the electorate

he was simply too liberal.

24 posted on 02/26/2013 3:35:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: goldstategop
Medicaid costs are squeezing the states.

Christie is the latest GOP Governor to accept 100% federal funding of Medicaid. It was too good a deal to turn down.

If he's a lib, we need to throw him in with at least 7 other Republican governors, so far.

"Christie, a possible presidential candidate in 2016, joins Republican governors from Ohio, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, North Dakota, Florida and New Mexico as well as Gov. Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island, an Independent, in embracing the larger Medicaid program."

He's about as good as we're ever going to get here in NJ. The state has the 4th worst unemployment of any state and massive debt, in a large part because of pie in the sky schemes by the last governor, Corzine. The shore area remains a wreck four months after Sandy. I don't want to see Christie in the White House, but if he runs as the VP candidate, and that gets a real conservative the job, sure. He's not half as crazy as Biden.

Romney lost for many reasons, including that he came across as a patrician out of a 1950s sitcom, that he's a generally nice, sober and respectable gentleman who was running against an unprincipled Chicago thug, that the US economy appeared to be improving on election day, and not the least of which is a historically lousy campaign capped by a GOTV plan that imploded on election day. I can see Christie as a VP candidate who would be far more viscous than Ryan ever was.

25 posted on 02/26/2013 5:29:25 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Perdogg
Gov. Chris Christie will expand {remainder superfluous}
26 posted on 02/26/2013 6:58:15 PM PST by mikrofon (Healthcare BUMP)
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To: Perdogg

He’s apparently tacking left so that he can run as a Rat in 2016.


27 posted on 02/27/2013 5:36:05 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Perdogg
Go to hell you fat Rino!
28 posted on 02/27/2013 7:30:12 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Arcy

It’s true. The excuse will be: B-b-b-but at least Christie is better than Hillary!


29 posted on 02/27/2013 4:31:19 PM PST by rumandmonkey
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To: rumandmonkey

By taking the Medicaid deal it will save the state 27 million dollars that’s why he took it!


30 posted on 02/27/2013 7:30:46 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“Isn’t this the same Christie that many are touting as the Great Conservative Hope?”

No....not really. I’ve heard there is no conservative hope.


31 posted on 02/27/2013 9:13:17 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

He’s not stupid!

“Keep your friends close and enemies closer.”


32 posted on 02/27/2013 9:16:25 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I saw him in person last week and the guy is 2/3rds the size of this photo of him. He’s not as big as he appears in pictures, and I was 10 feet away from him! I don’t understand it...

Then again...is the liberal media photoshopping? Hmmmm....

Something to think about! I’m serious!


33 posted on 02/27/2013 9:28:58 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: cymbeline

Because any-state that complys thus subjects it’s citizens to the individual mandate.

If a State refuses to comply Washington Still picks up all the bills(if any) and because Washington has no money to implement their own program under the letter of the act of abomination State citizens are not subject to the individual mandate.

“Gov. Christie” Has screwed the entire population of New Jersey to face Washington’s individual mandate.

The 100% funding is total BS because not only is it temporary, do nothing and your not paying for the expansion that didn’t take place anyway.


34 posted on 02/27/2013 9:49:46 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: newzjunkey

Quote: “What difference does it make? People are still acting as if Romney had a shot at a win. It’s clear he did not; not of his own fault but due to the electorate for precisely what you said below.”

Oh, I see, our guy is a loser, let me jump on the winning team’s bandwagon cause I am from a blue state and that is what all my peeps wanna see.

Quote: “The power of incumbency, the “historical nature” of his presidency, his celebrity status and pitch for a mulligan ensured Obama had a lock no matter who or what Republicans nominated. It was further undermined by the strategy of divide-and-conquer that ensured Pontius Pilot “conservatives” sat out at the polls and GOTV efforts.”

Look, I agree that those were all factors but lets not blame “Pontius Pilate” conservatives (whatever they are). Romney’s campaign could not have beaten John Kerry. It was a God awful campaign that did more to alienate all voters (not just conservatives) than attract them.


35 posted on 02/28/2013 2:40:04 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: jmacusa

“...Christie is what I’ve always said he is: A fat-ass, Lou Costello look-a-like F’ing RINO....”
I would also add a traitorous, communist, butt-kissing, odongo fan. I wouldn’t vote for this POS for dog catcher. Has he changed his party affiliation yet? He needs to be forced out.


36 posted on 03/02/2013 7:08:36 AM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Arcy

been going on blatantly since the CA Recall election and Dubya’s reign of error. Heck some folks on FR could watch a live video of their beloved “R” politician performing a partial birth abortion and still worship the ground they walk on.


37 posted on 03/07/2013 8:36:04 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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