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Greenwald: April Jobs Report Shows Christie Obsession with Tax Cuts for Wealthy Misguided

Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement on Friday in light of a report showing that New Jersey’s unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in April, despite adding 2,600 jobs:

“Time after time, the Governor has zealously defended massive tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires, saying that they are the job creators in our state. If that’s the case, Governor, where are the jobs?

“New Jersey’s unemployment rate rose to 9.1% in April, significantly trailing both the national average and the unemployment rates of our neighboring states. And yet, the Governor continues to push for a $7,000 tax break for millionaires while middle-class families would get less than a grocery bill’s worth of relief.

“Despite the slogans and sound bites of the Governor’s taxpayer-funded pep rallies, New Jersey’s middle-class families and senior citizens need property tax relief. It’s time for the Governor to stop his national Vice-Presidential audition tour and stand with Assembly Democrats fighting for real property tax relief for New Jersey’s middle-class,” said Greenwald.