Chris Christie Puts Smackdown On Jersey Shore Welfare Queens

124898956 Chris Christie Puts Smackdown On Jersey Shore Welfare Queens

No free rides.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie loudly proclaims his commitment to eliminating government waste. Now he’s backing it up with a grave fiscal reform: he has cut government incentives for the production of Jersey Shore.

In this memo, Mr. Christie boldly dares to question the public good of Snooki and The Situation: “In this difficult economic climate, the taxpayers of New Jersey should not be forced to subsidize projects such as Jersey Shore,” he writes. He then to proceeds to veto all $420,000 in tax credits extended to the show’s producers.

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