Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Christie Nixes $420,000 Tax Write off for 'Jersey Shore'

I can't believe anyone thought this was a good idea. Good for Christie:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has killed a $420G tax credit for the producers of MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore,” according to a report from MyFoxPhily.com.

Christie reportedly objected to an expansion of the New Jersey Film Tax Credit Transfer Program in a veto letter to the Economic Development Authority.

“We must ensure that our limited taxpayer dollars are spent on programs and projects that best benefit the State of New Jersey,” Christie said. “I have no interest in policing the content of such projects; 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.”

Christie also objected to the content of the show. He and several other politicians have decried the show’s “stereotypes” of New Jersey people who spend their days, partying, drinking and tanning.

Christie also slammed supporters of the expansion of the tax-credit program, MyFoxPhilly reported.
Please bookmark!

1 comment:

  1. Good for Christie.

    Wait, you mean the images of New Jersians partying, drinking and tanning ISN'T true?