5 Things to Know About Chris Christie’s Record of Dismantling Working Families’ Economic Well-being

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from The Huffington Post,

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday he is entering the 2016 presidential race. As governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie deliberately and repeatedly broke his promise to firefighters, nurses and teachers that he’d strengthen their hard-earned retirement funds, and instead, rewarded Wall Street and big corporations while his state’s public servants suffered. What kind of president will he be? You decide. Here are five things to know about Chris Christie’s record when it comes to economic security and retirement:

1. Christie violated the terms of his own law, skipping payments and making New Jersey the most underfunded pension system in the country.

2. Workers came to the table, increased their contributions and sacrificed earned benefits; Christie didn’t hold up his end of the bargain.

3. Christie handed corporations $2.1 billion in business tax subsidies in his first three years in office.

4. New Jersey’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average.

5. New Jersey’s credit rating has dropped nine times under Governor Christie.

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