10 Apr '12, 3pm

Chris Christie’s strategy for killing public transit: Lies, lies, and lies

You may remember that Chris Christie — our most favoritest governor of New Jersey — ripped the beating heart out of a N.Y.C.-Jersey transit project that public officials had only been planning for since, oh, 1995. At the time, he said the project would cost New Jersey too much. But guess what? He lied about the costs , according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO called Christie out on making up his “facts.” Christie said state transportation officials had revised project costs upwards to more than $14 billion. But nope, their estimates were under $10 billion, just like they always had been. He also said New Jersey would shoulder 70 percent of costs. The actual number? 14.4 percent. And Christie also claimed his state would have to pay for 100 percent of cost overruns. The actual deal hadn’t been closed yet, and the federal government ...

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