Greenwald: Evasive Christie Should Answer Tax Debate Invite

Governor’s Office Ducks Question Although Christie Had Welcomed Debate

(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Tuesday on Gov. Chris Christie’s failure to directly answer his invitation to debate the Assembly Democratic plan for middle-class property tax relief versus the governor’s plan for an income tax scheme that mostly benefits the wealthy:

“The Governor himself has said he will debate the Assembly Democratic 20 percent property tax relief proposal ‘any time they want.’
“But now that I have accepted his challenge, his office is ducking and weaving.
“New Jersey’s middle class families deserve a real discussion, not evasiveness.
“Since the governor has put tax breaks for millionaires ahead of 20 percent property tax relief for the middle-class, he should accept my invitation so we can fully discuss our respective plans.
“It’s time to move past slogans and sound bites and talk about how best to provide relief to the middle-class. The governor should accept my invitation to do just that on ‘On the Record.'”