October 22, 2014 11:12 am -

[su_right_ad]It’s obvious what side Chris Christie is on, and who he’d advocate for in a presidential run.

Christie, who along with his wife raked in $700,000 last year, ignited a firestorm Tuesday in a speech that critics say mocked the 16.5 million Americans working for minimum wage.

“I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am,” the Republican governor — and possible presidential candidate in 2016 — said at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Legal Reform Summit in Washington, D.C.

“I don’t think there’s a mother or a father sitting around the kitchen table tonight in America saying, ‘You know, honey, if our son or daughter could just make a higher minimum wage, my God, all of our dreams would be realized,’ ” he said.

Christie, a guy who knows his way around a kitchen table, vetoed a bill in January 2013 that would have given New Jersey’s lowest paid workers a $1.25-an-hour pay hike — claiming it jeopardized the economic recovery of his state…

New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney blasted Christie’s speech as condescending to people struggling to make ends meet.

“This is a group of people that he doesn’t care about,” he said. “The only group that’s done better since he’s been governor has been the millionaires in this state.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Christie To Chamber Of Commerce: ‘I’m Tired Of Hearing About Minimum Wage’

  1. Boehner-Monkey October 22nd, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Just remember, Chris…. it is minimum wage employees that serve up your White Castle Burgers! It’s ironic that a walking personification of Gluttony is telling people they can’t make a living wage.

  2. crc3 October 22nd, 2014 at 11:26 am

    …and I’m tired about hearing anything from Christie…

  3. Anomaly 100 October 22nd, 2014 at 11:28 am

    OK then, let’s talk about bridges.

  4. Hirightnow October 22nd, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I think there’s plenty of mothers and fathers sitting around the kitchen
    table tonight in America saying, “You know, honey, if our son or
    daughter could just make a higher minimum wage, he or she wouldn’t be living with us at the age of 23.”

  5. rg9rts October 22nd, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Like fat man knows what it is to work for a living…. Besides closing bridge entrances and the schultz defense

  6. mrbigstuff October 22nd, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    People in New Jersey should vote for the Governor to be paid minium wage see how fast he will propose a hugh hourly wage,but being a Repuke it will only be for him.

  7. Budda October 22nd, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    He’s tired of hearing about minimum wage and I’m tired of hearing about him.

  8. tiredoftea October 22nd, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Please run for President, please run for President, please run for President!