Christie Vetoes Family Funding Dollars

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) insists he’s a moderate on social issues, yet he just vetoed over $7 million in family planning funding.

Democrats in the state had tried to restore money for social services but Christie wasn’t having it. All said he vetoed $7.5 million into women’s clinics, refused to return $66 million in energy tax revenue to cities, and vetoed a proposal to beef up tax credits for the working poor after slashing them previously in 2010.

As Robin Marty reports, the $7.5 million proposed would have come from the over $500 million budget surplus the state is projected to have. Those funds will instead go to increase the state’s cash reserves.

Anti-choice advocates hailed the veto as a victory. “I first want to thank you for acting on our Alert to urge the Governor to veto S788/A3204, the bill which would provide $7.5M in taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood, Marie Tasy of New Jersey Right to Life said in an email message to members. “The Governor heard our message loud and clear!  Just this afternoon, Governor Christie vetoed the bill, along with other supplemental bills passed last week.”

Christie couched the veto as a move against Democratic “spending as usual,” which we can assume he means spending on the social safety net. The veto is all the more mean-spirited given the fact that the state is in a surplus and just confirms that Republicans, even those posing as moderates, are the anti-woman, anti-family party.

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Photo from Bob Jagendorf via flickr.

115 comments

Ira L.
Ira & Ellie L.3 years ago

Christie is a blown up float impersonating a person. His big ugly mouth fits his big ugly body. He's a Pig. If the tea party/republiKKKlans like him, he's got to be a sicko.

Janice Parker
Janice Parker3 years ago

What in the hell is he thinking? We need clinics to take care of Women's needs. We certainly need Birth Control to help women. If we would make Birth Control available for every women we would not have so many unwanted pregnancies and we would not even be talking about Abortiions. Mothers out there you need to talk with your daughters when they are about 13 about getting pregnant and how to prevent it. You may as well face facts young people are going to have sex just like you did. Just think about it. We know Just Say No didn't work then and it won't work now.

Janice Parker
Janice Parker3 years ago

What in the hell is he thinking? We need clinics to take care of Women's needs. We certainly need Birth Control to help women. If we would make Birth Control available for every women we would not have so many unwanted pregnancies and we would not even be talking about Abortiions. Mothers out there you need to talk with your daughters when they are about 13 about getting pregnant and how to prevent it. You may as well face facts young people are going to have sex just like you did. Just think about it. We know Just Say No didn't work then and it won't work now.

Susan O.
Susan O.3 years ago

I have a new name for the Party of No:

RePIGlicans .... that's all they are, pigs all of them.

Amanda M.
Amanda M.3 years ago

Governor Christie is just like the rest of the Rethuglicans in office-he's nothing more than a bigoted, selfish, pigheaded playground bully that never grew up-they just got bigger!

Their motto for the poor is a new twist on the famous Marie Antoinette saying, only instead of "Let them eat cake," the GOPTP's attitude towards the poor and working class is "Let them eat CRUMBS!" Don't even get me started on how they view women and non-Christians!

Linda McKellar
Past Member 3 years ago

Perhaps it's best to keep children away from Christie. He probably eats them!

David Johnson
David Johnson3 years ago

Shame on Governor Christie!!

Charles P.
Charles P.3 years ago

IMHO christie was that fat little kid that got picked on when he was in grade school. He was never picked for sports and was laughed at all the time. Now he is having his revenge. Funny though, I'll bet the kids that picked on him grew up to be tea baggers while the kids who may have befriended him are probably liberals. IMHO he is a mean spirited individual who wants only to show how tough he is. He is an ignorant person. I wonder how tough and mouthy he would be without a phalanx of Staties around him.

Kenny West
Kenny Wes3 years ago

This idiot is nothing more than a Soprano wanna be. His plain talk, is to stupid to be appreciated.

KELLY ROGERS
Kelly Rogers3 years ago

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