Chris Christie Slams ‘Hyper-Partisanship’ While Defending Medicaid Expansion
Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Monday defended his plan to expand Medicaid coverage in the state, a move that defied conservatives opposed to Obamacare.
“This government in Trenton is about trying to change this hyper-partisan activity that we have all over the country and asking some very simple questions,” he said at the Metropolitan Family Health Network. “How can we most effectively, efficiently and fairly deliver services to people in the state who need them. And I don’t care whether those people are Democrats or Republicans or Indepedents. What I care about is if they’re in need and we can do it in an effective, efficient way that we do it.”
Christie added that he would continue to work with Democrats on issues of common interest.
“That’s what this country wants and that is what this state demands. Stop the hyper-partisanship, start working together.”
Right on Mr Christie. Agreeing on all positions isn’t the goal. Working together and compromising is what’s required to move any agenda ahead in a partisan world.