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Chris Christie releases mock movie trailer



By JILL COLVIN

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is channeling Hollywood in his push for more cuts to state workers' benefits.

The governor's office released a trailer Tuesday for a fake summer blockbuster movie titled "No Pain. No Gain."

The trailer features clips of Christie warning of an impending budget crisis, along with dramatic music and sound effects. The clips are cut together with scenes of explosions, car chases and even a shot of action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

The release comes ahead of what was supposed to be the first of a series of summer town hall meetings at which Christie would discuss "the impending fiscal crisis the growing entitlements of pension, health benefits and debt services are causing."

Christie's office postponed the event because of bad weather.

A spokesman for Christie said the video was made in-house and is similar to others the office has produced.

Watch the full video below:



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LunarSnowStorm July 15 2014 at 4:35 PM

Christie is right on this one. No one wants to hear bad news, they rather live in bliss. When the financial walls come tumbling down these same people will say how on earth did we let this happen. Just because you work for the State does not mean you have the golden ticket.

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nevada26 LunarSnowStorm July 15 2014 at 5:29 PM

no b ut when you work for your pension that you are entitled to for 25-30m years you damn well should get what you work for. especially when hes protecting his crony base from tax increases at everyone elses expense. Wise up

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weeziebathome LunarSnowStorm July 15 2014 at 11:28 PM

Then he needs to stop spending like a drunken sailor. He gave the people in his office an average of a 23% raise one month prior to saying we don't have the money for the pension payments. He is stealing from us.

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jennybewo July 15 2014 at 4:47 PM

When government runs the checkbook, watch out. They never learned how to balance it. They just blindly spend and hope they can cover the bank fees when they overdraw. This is how they run every entitlement program. Instead of modest pay outs that are sustainable, government workers always want more and more and usually get what they want from the incessant whining and being crybabies about it. Spineless representatives give in and give them more than taxpayers can cover. This is what happens over and over again. We have a WAY OUT OF BALANCE entitlement system now compared to the private worker and those making less end up paying for the lifestyle of those making more. Stupid is, Stupid does. Anyone who believes that bigger government is the answer needs their head examined for lack of common sense.

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rnbelg jennybewo July 16 2014 at 8:56 AM

Before you insult gov't workers learn something about what you're saying. Gov't workers make less then private sector workers. There has been a mass reduction in gov't jobs over the last 6 years. Where are you when these same politicians are giving away tax breaks to the rich and corporations which cause the budget shortfalls. The various state government have failed for years to pay into the entitlement programs, then when the bill gets too big they turn around and blame the workers and fools like you believe them. The fed's have been taking the surplus funds for SS for decades and now you hear that SS is in danger. You willing to give up your SS because politicians were taking the money and using it else where? Politicians have caused the problems with pensions and SS and they expect the workers and us to receive less then what we were supposed to get due to their playing politics with the money that was supposed to be in the trusts. Quit blaming the workers and blame the pols.

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crotalus July 15 2014 at 4:55 PM

In other words.....we need to raise taxes but we can't admit that (we've been telling you for decades that there is enough money and all we have to do is cut waste); we know people won't want to raise taxes to pay for the services we now provide, so the best way to get the services is to cut the pay for the people providing the services.

Now, if we did that to YOU, you would rightfully scream bloody murder. Don't worry, though, we'll only do it to public employees, and we all know that public employees are all lazy bums who don't deserve what they are getting now.
The state has mismanaged their pension funds, but the state and its citizen certainly shouldn't be held responsible for that. We'll just shaft the public employees.

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jennybewo crotalus July 15 2014 at 4:59 PM

The pensions for government workers has exceeded the rate of private workers. That is an unacceptable situation. Entitlement spending for government employees has to be reigned in to create a sustainable balance for taxpayers to afford.

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anvilacres crotalus July 15 2014 at 7:37 PM

are you kidding me my pay is down 30% since the recession public workers got there raises during that time wake up!!!

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YOUniversalWIN July 15 2014 at 4:24 PM

You gotta be kidding!

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fernerobin July 15 2014 at 4:52 PM

Agree with him or not, Christie has charisma. I certainly do not agree with a substantial part of his agenda, but it's hard not to like the guy personally. The GOP would be wise to go with Christie as the presidential nominee in 2016... but they won't. He's not far right enough for them. I mean, who would you rather have as president (if it had to be a republican), Christie or Rick Perry?

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nevada26 fernerobin July 15 2014 at 5:30 PM

i hopre thhey do go with him..that will garantee that we have a democrat as president because he'll get his backside crushed

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jrb359 nevada26 July 15 2014 at 6:08 PM

That's what the Democrats are doing to the country now!

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mwb52 July 15 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hard for Chris Crisco to run for President from a jail cell.

In fact, it's hard for Chris Crisco to "run" at all.

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leegfan July 15 2014 at 8:13 PM

Not so hard to not like him. He is fatally arrogant. No doubt he is hoping that there will be a place for him on the R ticket in '16. He has absolutely no compassion for anyone. If you are not among the well-to-do it's your own fault. No matter how he poses as the average guy - he is anything but.

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gasman828 July 15 2014 at 4:22 PM

That was the funniest thing I ever saw.

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lightyrs1 July 16 2014 at 9:05 AM

Not even Christie can save us from this blue state corruption. That's why people are leaving New Jersey in droves!

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geezx July 16 2014 at 9:46 AM

so how much has Qwiss Qwisstee borrowed against the pension fund to balance the states budget ? it wasn't found out here in Va until McDonnell left office , now Va is in a bit of a budget battle as well , all the while McDonnell was in office claiming that the states budget was well within budget limits and was fiscally sound and guess how he did it ?

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