Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Ladies and gentlemen, the 45th president of the United States!

Ladies and gentlemen, the 45th president of the United States!

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be the next president of the United States, but he's no rocket scientist:

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey owes the federal government more than $271 million after canceling a rail tunnel connecting the state with New York, according to a debt notice obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

The letter from the Federal Transit Administration's chief financial officer to NJ Transit's executive director demands payment of $271,101,291 by Dec. 24.

It's money the government wants New Jersey to repay for work done on the Hudson River tunnel before Republican Gov. Chris Christie terminated the project. The notification follows a warning letter earlier this month estimating the charges.

So now Christie is actually paying out money for the honor of costing his state both short-term jobs in building the tunnel as well as the long-term jobs that would result from better transportation links between New Jersey and Manhattan. The onr bright spot is that here we don't need Julian Assange and Wikileaks to reveal the stupidity -- it's there for all to see.

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