Speculation again is focused on whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make a late entrance into the presidential race, but today he eliminated what would surely be a soft target: Support of “Jersey Shore.’
Christie yanked some $420,000 in tax credits that were to go to the MTV reality show,benefits that were originally approved in 2009.
“I have no interest in policing the content of such projects,” Christie wrote in a letter to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, per the New Jersey Star Ledger. “However, as chief executive I am duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the state and its citizens.”
He also said the tax credit “illustrates the potential for wasteful spending inherent” in the incentive program.