At a townhall meeting last night, Chris Christie unloaded on New Jersey state Sen. Paul Sarlo for claiming that his fellow Democrats want a tax cut, but just not now.
"You've gotta be one arrogant S.O.B. to be telling the people of New Jersey [that] he'll decide when you've been good enough to get some of your own money back.
Paul Sarlo will decide when you've been good enough so you can have the chocolate chip cookie back from Trenton and into your pocket."
Sarlo is the Democratic chairman of the state's Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
The biggest point of contention between Christie and the Democratic Legislature? The governor's proposed 10% income tax reduction. If the two sides don't reach a deal by this weekend, the state government will shut down.
Whatever the outcome, Christie promised recriminations, or as he called it, a pledge to"kick their [Democrats] rear ends from one end of this state to the other."
“This summer, I'm going to travel all over the state of New Jersey, and I am going to point out to every living, breathing New Jerseyan I can find that these folks lied to you, they lied to me, and I am going to kick their rear ends from one end of this state to the other to get your tax cut.”