Tuesday on Fox Business Network’s Republican presidential candidates’ “under card” debate, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said it was time to stop focusing on the small differences between Republicans and focus on defeating Hillary Clinton.
Christie said, “In response to the back and forth, for the people out there right now, I want to guarantee you one thing, really clearly, if you think Mike Huckabee won’t be the kind of president who will cut back spending, or Chris Christie or John Kasich, wait until you see what Hillary Clinton will do to the country and how she will drown us in debt. She is the real adversary and better stay focused as Republicans on her. I put forward an entitlement reform plan. We spent 71 cents of every dollar in America on entitlements and debt service. Willie Sutton used to say when asked why he robs banks, because that’s where the money is. Where the money is, the entitlement programs and debt service. We need to get a hold of that. We cannot continue to go down the 19 trillion in debt. So our plan will save over $1 trillion over ten years and make sure Social Security and Medicare are there for those who truly need it, and also make sure we have money to reduce taxes, and spend on the things we need to spend. I will also, on my first day as president, sign an executive order that says no more regulation for the next 120 days by any government agency or department. We are drowning in regulation. We’ll go out there and cut and reduce regulation. You’ll grow the economy then, more money will come into the system, and get more closer to balance. But the bottom line is, believe me, Hillary Clinton’s coming for your wallet, everybody. Don’t worry about Huckabee or Jindal. Worry about her.”
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