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Six Arrested at Corbett, Christie Protest in Philly

Corbett and Christie were scheduled to attend a private fundraiser at the Union League.

Governors Tom Corbett and Chris Christie faced as many as 1,000 protesters Monday during a fundraising stop in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that six people were arrested during the protests in Center City. The six arrested were reportedly sitting down on 17th Street. 

The protesters were angry about cuts to education, according to reports.  

Fox 29 reported Corbett and Christie were scheduled to attend a private fundraiser at the Union League.

Christie joined Corbett, who is running for reelection, in his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, which hosted the fundraiser. 

Mel Sharples June 12, 2014 at 10:08 AM
John, should the municipalities and states have offered those packages? In hindsight, obviously not. But America was the world's only economy not devastated by WWII and the good times flowed. It was shortsighted not to realize that medical costs would skyrocket, that life expectancy would soar, and that neither political party would seek to remedy that with a single payer (GOP) or National Health Service (Dem) solution. But they did offer them, and we are legally bound to pay them until that population is gone. Instead what happened? Whitman and now CC are kicking the can down the road. You think interest rates are going to stay this low forever?
Mel Sharples June 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Did you know that I owned a house in Philly that the city taxed as though it was worth 25% of what it sold for? And that those taxes amounted to about 30% of what I pay now in NJ? Nutter is terrified of making tough decisions or leading on this. I guess it makes more sense to vilify Corbett - who certainly has his hands dirty but isn't the only problem. PS - I voted for Nutter because he promised he'd get rid of or reform BPT. He lied, and I moved. Property taxes are nothing compared to BPT. And the GOP buys and warehouses votes too - its called the farm bill.
John June 12, 2014 at 10:44 AM
Mel, I know they were promised and all the past Governor s of N.J. tried to in some way to be creative and fund them. I know about Whitman and Jim Florios toilet paper tax. . Jon Corazine also kicked that can along with many other local polatictions . I've personally spoke to elected officials about this very subject who have admitted to my face it's a problem but have no problem whatsoever setting themselves up for their lions share of the reward. It's like a parent who want to the Catholic Bishop about their child being molested by a pedophile priest when the Bishop himself is a pedophile.
Anthony dominguez June 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM
WE ARE A NATION OF LAWS. WE THE PEOPLE FOLLOW OUR LAWS FOR WE LIVE IN A CIVILIZE SOCIETY SHOULD CHRISTIE OR ANY POLITICIAN BE EXCLUDED FROM FOLLOWING OUR LAWS. I THINK NOT ! FOR IF WE LET THAT HAPPEN WE ARE FOOLING OUR SELFS THAT WE LIVE IN A JUST SOCIETY - we might as well live in RUSSIA OR CHINA
Mel Sharples June 12, 2014 at 11:39 AM
John, my whole thing is this...we had a group of people who said that we're going to pay people lavish benefits future be damned. Those were the "Greatest Gen" people. Then we had the people who were supposed to start paying the taxes to make good on that, and they didn't meet the obligation because of a lack of will, manifested in the incompetent governors from both parties that they elected. Those were the Boomers. So now I'm here - like most Gen X people 20-25 years away from retirement - stuck with the bill for things other people ordered and then refused to pay for. Now I have to pay the principle and lots of interest as the Boomers retire and head down to Florida. And somehow this is MY fault because I vote Democrat (that is, if you ignore my votes for CC)? Apologies if I don't have a sense of humor about hearing people who created the problem, and will bear little of the consequences, complaining about it and pointing fingers. Look in the mirror, none of this happened by accident.

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