When it comes to new taxes, Christie calls for two-thirds vote in both houses

Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie today launched a new radio ad in which the former U.S. Attorney objects to State Treasurer David Rousseau’s assertion to the Assembly Budget Committee that New Jerseyans are not overtaxed.

The 60-second ad begins with Assemblyman Joe Malone (R-Bordentown) asking Rousseau if he believes residents are overtaxed, the treasurer replying no, and Christie’s voice coming in to provide resolution to the conflict.

“I would ask the legislature to pass a constitutional amendment to be put on the ballot for the voters of New Jersey to require that any time taxes are going to be raised or new taxes imposed, that it require a 2/3 vote of both houses of the state legislature,” says Christie. “So it wouldn't be easy for one party just to come in and raise taxes 103 times without any ability to restrict them.” When it comes to new taxes, Christie calls for two-thirds vote in both houses