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Assembly Speaker: Stop the Blame Game, Governor

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement on Gov. Christie’s Wednesday comments in Trenton toward nonpartisan legislative staff:

“The governor has apparently lost control of himself.

“If your child acted this way, you would scold him. If your neighbor acted this way, you would have nothing to do with him. If a business leader or a school principal acted this way, they would be dismissed.

“It is not acceptable for the governor of the state of New Jersey to act this way.

“The governor may not like the budget projections, but that’s not Dr. Rosen’s fault. Dr. Rosen is a professional who works for both parties and has been over time a more accurate revenue forecaster than the executive branch.

“Gov. Christie and his administration are to blame for overly optimistic revenue forecasts designed to boost the governor’s national image. The governor may enjoy myth-making. The rest of us are dealing with reality, and the governor is welcome to come join us.”