Job growth numbers show New Jersey’s is rebounding

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said the job numbers that were released today, coupled with the increase in income tax revenues shows that December was a good month in terms of economic news for New Jersey.

Christie said it shows there’s “continued evidence of economic recovery.”

That evidence, he said, is a far contrast to the “gloom and doom” portrayal by the Democrats, adding that their only motivation is to get the governor’s seat back.

He called Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s criticism of the job growth as “asinine.”

“Maybe he thought he was time transformed to the Corzine administration,” Christie said.”Maybe it’s just they don’t recognize success.”

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie