New Jersey's cats and dogs won't have to submit to seatbelt-like harnesses when they ride in cars so long as Christopher J. Christie is governor.
Christie said he would not sign a "stupid" proposal pending in the Legislature that would require motorists to secure their animals while in moving vehicles.
Some cat lady Assemblywoman wants to make pets wear seat belts. Christie says what's on his mind. What's not to love.Democrats, who control the Senate and General Assembly, are wasting their time with the measure, said the first-term Republican, who is confronting a shortfall in revenue and whose constituents face the highest residential property taxes in the nation and the worst unemployment rate in three decades.
"This will tell you everything you need to know about how New Jersey runs under the Democrats," Christie said Thursday night on his monthly Ask the Governor broadcast on New Jersey 101.5 radio. "They're actually spending their time on this."
"Let's not cut taxes," Christie said. "Let's not plug the holes in the property-tax cap. Let's not get shared services so we can reduce property taxes. Let's not pass ethics reform so these part-time legislators will have to tell you what money they're getting and where they're getting it from."