The next stop for New Jersey in its debt collection fight with the federal government may be federal court.
On Friday, the Transportation Department flatly rejected the state’s arguments for refusing to repay $271 million that was spent on a project, canceled last year, to build a pair of rail tunnels under the Hudson River. The message to Gov. Chris Christie was blunt: Repay now or we will collect the debt the hard way. Plus interest.
They've already got big holes dug and all the construction infrastructure set up. Somebody's gotta pay for it and it ain't gonna be me. Sorry, my Jersey friends, but you elected this asshole and he wasted a quarter-billion American dollars (as opposed to New Jersey dollars), this is on you.