(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Wednesday ahead of Gov. Chris Christie’s visit to Salem County:
“Gov. Christie needs to accept reality and reverse course on his anti-middle-class policies that have left New Jersey with soaring property taxes and unemployment rate.
“No one is happy with a 9.8 percent unemployment rate, especially Democrats who have spent more than two years trying to get Gov. Christie to focus on job creation rather than theatrics, only to see him veto one job bill after another for pure politics.
“We all want a better and more affordable New Jersey, but Gov. Christie must finally show a willingness to focus on the job at hand and cooperate with Democrats on job creation.
“A Christie YouTube video never created a single job, but the many bills vetoed by Gov. Christie could have created an untold number for out-of-work New Jerseyans.
“It was already bad enough that New Jerseyans are suffering a net 20 percent property tax hike under Gov. Christie. Now our state has a 9.8 percent jobless rate and Gov. Christie is blaming others. It’s time for Gov. Christie to put his slogans and catchphrases aside and begin doing real work to help the middle-class and create jobs.”