Governor Christie: We Don't Live In A Fair World

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Governor Christie: We suffered 37 billion dollars in damage from Sandy and the most we're probably going to be able to expect, all in from every program of the federal government, is something in between 15-20 billion dollars. So, you see the math problem, and that's going to lead to more frustration. But that's why I thought it was important to prioritize folks who have economic need in addition to the damage. If got 37 billion dollars, well then everybody could be treated equally, because we knew then everyone would then be made whole. But when I'm looking at 15-20 billion dollars, I know there's going to be a lot of people who are not going to get it. Well the people who don't get it, predominately, I want to be the people who have means to be able to do it themselves. That may not be fair to some of those people, but we don't live in a fair world in this regard, and when you're 17 billion dollars underfunded or more, these are decisions that have to be made.

 

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