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NJ Gov. Chris Christie at CPAC

Mar 6, 2014|

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Good to be here thank you all for your warm welcome. Let's start off with a story from majors. Few years ago. Pension fund. Together -- 130 billion dollars in debt and we'd put together a plan to do the things that they should be doing here in Washington DC. On entitlements raise the retirement age. And cost of living adjustments. More penalties for retirement and more money being put into the system by the people were actually benefiting from. After we proposed as you can imagine that I was extraordinarily popular with the public employee unions. And so we decided. What we do in New Jersey not to go to the chamber of commerce and how much I decided to go through New Jersey firefighters convention. With the firefighters convention and I was introduced and it was significantly longer walk to the station was up here. -- that entire time I was being bathed in the love. It's. Like got up to the stage. The person running the conventions that governor I'm sorry for receptions and no I took the podium like this and I said I think we're doing the -- I sit to -- That lets go and they did. Remarks to make and I took them mature about it through the side -- things. -- that here's the thing that I understand. That you and I understand that you feel deceived. And I understand why your ruling. That we don't understand is why your -- in the first person ever come here told the truth. The truth is that if we don't change these -- you're not going to collect. That's the truth. That's for each and every one of you. You may hate email. But ten years from now. -- changes that need to be made here collecting your pension UB look at my address on the Internet and send me a thank you note for saving the retire. Hammered for you and your families the amazing thing. That after I was done with those remarks up and I ended. Six minutes seven minutes pops up a walk off the stage and to certain yardage was cheering. Here's the reason why what I wanna talk about -- more. The fact is we've got to start talking about what we're framework. And not a word gets. It's very very simple. That's exactly what I said is she -- in Chicago in 2012. The reason we have to start talking about what world war and not continuing to rail against what we're against. Is because of one simple reason. In terms of what they're. Fort Washington DC. DC is got the leader of the senate Democrats. Stand up. And rail against two of the an occupant words whoever built the business created jobs and created wealth and -- could be in this country. Harry Reid should get back to work and stop picking up -- The contrast between what's happening with the governor of what's happening in Washington. And lots of examples that I can tell you -- commander tell you about governors are about getting things done up governor. And government work and keeping government out of people's lives as much as they can and we've got lots of examples of look at what's happened in Wisconsin. The bargaining -- we know what's happened to the teachers union Wisconsin. Their membership is down 60%. Because Scott. A voluntary joined the union in Wisconsin. In Ohio John Kasich stood up against the crazy ideas that got. That was causing economic depression that state of what you have now Ohio with the isn't John Kasich is lower taxes and more jobs and unemployment rate that's low. The national average that's getting the our governor Rick Snyder has made Michigan. The -- of the UAW. And right to work state. It's. Florida. Which god has. Rick Scott has taken an unemployment way. 11%. At one. Other -- national average and because of free market conservative ideas has created over 450000. New private sector jobs. Three years in Florida. Governors Republican governors across this country have stood up. And done things. Not just talk about. And what you see in Washington is people who only want to talk. They can't stop talking. The most dangerous ten feet in Washington DC is between anybody. Who wants to start talking -- camera. This is what -- And you can see it as an example my. We -- dysfunction in congress. But once -- About the president. You remember what makes up this whole super committee thing right. Way back when they were trying to resolve the budget problems and all the rest is that the super committee that you can be gotten nothing done. What -- the White House that. Blasted the president never met with the super -- had gotten involved -- them because -- he knew they were doomed to failure. -- that's leadership is that. What you see something getting ready to go all the way out what you decide to do is stay as far away from -- possible. Well my question then is the same -- outfit -- bad dad if that's your. -- we pay you for. Leadership is about getting -- getting something done and making government work leadership is not about that the other side like to spit -- And that's all we see. All across Washington DC but I -- we see in the states. Is lower -- we've got to stop doing. We have to stop letting the media. Define who we are and what we stand for. Well for them what state were in our ideas when -- look at what -- in New Jersey. A state that Barack Obama won by seventeen points. In 2012. Today. The fiscal year 2013 budget I proposed. Just a week ago. Has 2.2 billion dollars blast in discretionary spending in the state was spending in 2008. Now at Hewitt said that the blue state would do so -- like that -- so we were crazy but we continue to talk about. -- the government needs to be smaller. We have 6000 fewer state employees in New Jersey today in the details Morgan governor. For the -- So we could finally have a count of bill. Through teachers who teach today teachers -- go. And what they -- could never be done. Now twice. Twice for the first time since Roe vs. -- New Jersey has elected a pro life governor of New Jersey. Media I got asked that question last year it governor what you're very popular in a blue state. How can you export that to the rest of the country given the intolerance on social issues in your partner. In actual it's a question. Should you should Republicans are tolerant. I just tell you this and our national convention we got people like Tom Ridge and Colin Powell and Condi Rice. Speak of our national conventions even though our party platform and I don't agree with your position on abortion. Tell me sharp. The last pro life Democrat who was allowed to speak at a Democrat. I can visualize it by the way don't -- yourself this has never been one. Fact is that we have to take these guys on direct. You know I'm shy and retiring and I don't like to speak my mind especially in regard. But you know what we need to start saying is what we need to start saying yes. Been involved with them defining who we are with the way we have to define herself to say what -- for so we say that -- -- out and that -- proudly pro life that. -- pro -- shots. Without human beings in the -- We need to be pro life. When they need to -- was well for every step of their lives and what seventy. Need we have to be in favor of an educational system that's accountable so that style as they grow can have a world class education it means. That we have to be in favor of society that creates opportunity and jobs for them not one. The government control what they think is good or failure in our society. And it -- when those children. Fall victim to disease disease like drug rehabilitation. We need to rehabilitate those kids because every life is precious every. It's society. Different. So we say we're proudly pro like fifty quote light. Throughout your entire lives. Not just through parts. Well we say that we wanna make a difference in our society we need to make a difference you can type a free market reforms that have always worked for our country. And we don't need Mr. President. You work. Opinion of what income inequality as we don't have an income inequality problem we have an opportunity inequality problem this country. It's. No. In the end. We have. Type people. In statehouses throughout this country. Who can make a real difference. In our country's future. We have to stay focused on the task at -- and you -- -- our travel around the country the chairman of the Republican governors. What I feel more than anything else of frustration. In our country. With -- every one. Who believes that government no longer works we're vamp. The government has worked for -- And we need leaders now. Who are willing to say not. That we are against obamacare which we are. We need leaders that are only good -- that -- against. Higher taxes which we are. We -- against a bigger government we're against more intrusion into our constitutional rights where it gets all those things but we need also talk about what -- for. We need to talk about the fact that we -- for a free market society that allows your affluent and your ingenuity to determine your success not uphold. Part -- government determining winners and losers which is what this administration at all. And we need to make sure. That we say we are for America. Be a leader in the world and we are for a strong national defense not one. When other people around the world struggling for freedom. Usually look to America. The move to America that was an example -- them as how it's free and open society to govern itself. After the last number of years of dysfunction in Washington DC and lack of leadership in the White House. Those folks are finding it harder now weakened America. If you wanna emulate. In America that govern itself effectively and providing. People a safe and civilized society. If we want to once again lead the world has not just about the might of our arms. Is about us making ourselves what to get an example. About -- free open society. That cleaves and treasures of liberty over. What else can govern itself and an effective and functioning away. Loses the rest of the world news if we don't do that. And so what I think we need to go out and charge out of this conference to do over the course -- 2014. Is to keep the House of Representatives win back the United States senate. We're more Republican governorships and show people that Republicans know what we stand for and we know how to get. In this country and to lead the world again. When we don't get the government is we don't get to mold and change your society what's worse is they do. And they're. Now. So please. That's come out here resolved not only to step for our principles but let's come out. Of this conference resolve to win elections again that's right. 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