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Chris Christie

Chris Christie (Republican, born September 6, 1962) is the 55th Governor of New Jersey. He has been governor since January 2010 and was re-elected for a second term in the 2013 election. Prior to becoming governor, Christie was the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey from 2002 to 2008, a position in which he served as the chief federal prosecutor for the state. He has also previously worked as an attorney in private practice and as a county legislator. (Wikipedia)

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Christie's positions on the issues:


Is it important to tax the rich more to reduce the wealth gap?

Christie says: No.

From "Governor Christie believes we need a tax system that lowers individual rates for every American while unleashing the nation's growth potential. Governor Christie will reform the tax code by creating a flatter, fairer and simpler individual income tax system and keep returns simple by reducing deductions and giveaways. Governor Christie will also lower the Corporate Tax Rate to a more competitive 25% which S&P has suggested could help create as many as 10 million jobs..."


How should we deal with illegal immigrants?

Christie says: Prevent them from working so they leave.

From CNN: "There are not enough law enforcement officers... to forcibly deport 11 to 12 million people... I think the way to do this is to e-verify. If folks knew that they weren't going to get jobs, they would not come."

The Deficit

Should the government be allowed to borrow more money even though it is already in debt?

Christie says: No.

From "Since [becoming governor of New Jersey], Governor Christie has signed six balanced budgets without raising taxes once, and repeatedly vetoed tax increases passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature.... [He also] signed into law landmark pension and health benefit reform, savings for New Jersey taxpayers over $120 billion."

Health Care

How should the government ensure that Americans receive health care?

Christie says: Repeal ObamaCare and let people buy insurance if they want.

From Christie's Twitter account: ""Th[e Supreme Court] decision [upholding ObamaCare] turns common language on its head. Now leaders must turn our attention to making the case that ObamaCare must be replaced.""

Gun Control

What should be done to prevent more mass shootings in America?

Christie says: Better enforce existing gun control laws.

From CBS: ""All you hear now is let's have new [gun control] laws, new laws, when we don't enforce the laws we have," Christie said. "That's for members of Congress to feel useful. Quite frankly, that's not what we need to do.""

Criminal Justice

Is police brutality against African Americans a problem?

Christie says: Yes.

From "Effective law enforcement requires a police force that is engaged in their community and has the necessary resources and support. In Camden, New Jersey - long one of the most violent cities in America - Governor Christie joined a coalition of county and community leaders that brought about a fundamental restructuring of the city's police force and a rethinking of their engagement with those they serve."


Should the government do more to prevent climate change due to burning of oil and gas?

Christie says: No.

From CBS: ""I think global warming is real. I don't think that's deniable. And I do think human activity contributes to it," Christie said at Republican dinner in Keene, New Hampshire in May. "The degree to which it contributes to it is what we need to have a discussion about." But [Christie] doesn't believe that programs intended to limit carbon emissions like cap and trade are effective. He called for a "global solution," rather than unilateral cuts by the U.S."

Gay Marriage

Gay marriage should

Christie says: Be illegal.

From the NY Times: "Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a newly passed bill on Friday that would legalize same-sex marriage in New Jersey, setting a difficult path for advocates who vowed to fight "with every last breath" to override him."


How should America fight ISIS?

Christie says: Send U.S. troops.

From CNN: "Christie told reporters earlier Wednesday that he's been studying up on foreign policy for the past nine months, and in the town hall he fell in line with many in his party who express support for potential boots in the ground in the fight against ISIS. Key to his strategy, he said, would be strengthening U.S. alliances. To do that, he added, "we have to be willing to say if need be, we'll also put soldiers in that fight.""


How should America respond to Russian aggression?

Christie says: Push back, even if it risks war.

From the NY Times: ""My first phone call [as President] would be to Vladimir [Putin], and I'd say, 'Listen, we're enforcing this no-fly zone,'" Mr. Christie said on MSNBC. "And I mean we're enforcing it against anyone, including you. So don't try me. Don't try me. Because I'll do it.""

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