Governors Who Would Be President Have Mixed Records on Miracles

July 27, 2015

While New Jersey’s unemployment has dropped 3.7 percentage points from a post-recession high of 9.8 percent when he was sworn in, the state ranked 47th in job growth under Christie and its $83 billion unfunded pension liability continues to grow. New Jersey’s credit has been downgraded nine times under Christie, the most for a state governor.

Between 2009 and 2011, the bulk of all income increases went to New Jersey’s top 1 percent of earners, according to a 2014 study headed by Norman J. Glickman, an urban policy professor at Rutgers University.

“He’s done a lot of things that have hurt working people and have hurt jobs,” Glickman said.

Bloomberg Politics, July 27

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