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As of now, Chris Christie is not backing down on his willingness to end the NJ-NY rail tunnel project:
“I don’t want to hear about the jobs it will create. If I don’t have the money for the payroll, it will not create the jobs,” Christie said. “This is not a difficult decision for me.” With a $3 billion federal commitment, the ARC tunnel project from New Jersey to Manhattan is intended to double NJ Transit’s in-bound capacity of 46,000 passengers during rush hour. Proponents say the tunnel would also take cars off the road, create jobs and raise property values.
The project was initially priced at $8.7 billion, with a $3 billion commitment from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the remaining $2.7 billion pledged by New Jersey under former Gov. Jon Corzine.
Christie killed the project on Oct. 7 after saying the real cost would be at least $11 billion, and that state taxpayers would be on the hook for the rest. The next day, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood convinced Christie to wait two weeks to explore funding options.
“Every person who has criticized this decision, ask them a follow-up” Christie told reporters at the Statehouse today. “How would you pay for it? I can’t write the check if there is no money in the account.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?