Christie to Obama: 'What the Hell Are We Paying You For?'
President let super committee fail: NJ governor
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 29, 2011 8:53 AM CST
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Newser) – Chris Christie slapped President Obama over the failure of the super committee, calling the president a “bystander” in the deficit mess. “I was angry this weekend, listening to the spin coming out of the administration,” the New Jersey governor said, suggesting that “the president knew it was doomed for failure, so he didn’t get involved. Well then, what the hell are we paying you for?” he wondered.

He said both parties bore some fault in the failure, but that it’s the president’s job to get things done in the end, Politico reports. In Christie's own state, he says he was able to fix things “because I called people into the room and said we’re going to solve this problem,” with help from “people of good will on the other side,” Christie noted. “Why the president of the United States refuses to do this is astonishing to me.”

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Nov 30, 2011 12:20 AM CST
Right on.
Nov 29, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Obama knew damn well that the "Super Committee" would fail.... That's why in the same law that formed the "Super Committee" Obama required mandatory budget cuts in the event of failure.... $500 Billion from defense and $500 billion from discretionary domestic programs, while leaving Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid untouched.... The Man is playing chess to the GOP's checkers....
Nov 29, 2011 6:53 PM CST
When is he announcing his candidacy? Oh yeah he's said he was against the idea but that was before he was for it. More flipping than I can keep up with in the GOP.