GREENWALD: CHRISTIE PLAN MEANS MORE TAX BREAKS FOR MILLIONAIRES, MORE STRUGGLE FOR MIDDLE-CLASS

(VOORHEES)–Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden) released the following statement Wednesday on the governor’s visit to Voorhees:

“It’s a bit early for the Governor to essentially be donning a flight suit and declaring ‘Mission Accomplished.’ The battle to survive goes on for New Jersey’s middle class.
“Unfortunately, the Governor’s appearance today is just more sound bites, slogans and massive tax breaks for millionaires – all while New Jersey suffers from an unemployment rate higher than the national average and the highest property taxes in the nation.
“Under the Christie plan, middle-class families don’t save enough even for a week’s worth of groceries, while millionaires will save enough to go on an exotic vacation. It’s clear that he continues to miss the fact that it’s our middle-class families who are struggling, not millionaires and billionaires.
“The Governor’s idea of shared sacrifice seems to be that the wealthiest few should share in even greater riches, while the rest of us make all the sacrifices.
“But the truth is, middle-class families are struggling. They worry when New Jersey’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average and our neighboring states, while the Governor vetoes job creation bills. They worry when they see the Governor slash aid to their school districts. And they worry when their tax bills rise while the Governor cuts their property tax relief.
“The Governor must come clean and explain how he plans to fund these massive tax cuts for millionaires. Does he plan to slash more money from schools or middle-class property tax relief? We need to see a real plan, not just speeches.”
“Democrats will focus on creating jobs and middle-class property tax relief. I hope the Governor will join us in this effort.”