New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Assembly Democrats liars during a town hall on Thursday. He took aim at their promise to deliver a 20 percent tax credit, according to NJ.com. Christie favors a 10 percent across-the-board income tax cut and claims that the Democratic plan is misrepresented and equals out to an 8 percent cut.
"They're lying to you," he said. "They're playing the oldest scam in the book. They're hoping you won't read the fine print."
Democratic Majority Leader Louis Greenwald fired back, saying that Christie "perpetrated a cruel hoax." Spokesman Tom Hester said, "It’s no surprise the governor is trying to divert attention from his massive net property tax hike and his zeal for tax cuts for the wealthy.”
During the same town hall, Christie continued to tamp down on speculation that he might become Mitt Romney's running mate.
“I’m not going anywhere, don’t worry," he said, according to ABC News. He also weighed in on his state's reality television stars:
He told the group New Jersey was now known for more than the “Real Housewives” or “God forbid the Jersey Shore.”
Christie has long expressed his ire for the MTV television show, but Thursday he revealed a conversation he had about the program with Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York.
“Snooki and The Situation are from New York,” Christie recalled telling Cuomo, referring to two cast members. “You can have them back.”