(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) released the following Wednesday after Gov. Chris Christie expressed his “love” for collective bargaining during a town hall meeting in Hillsborough:
“If Gov. Christie loves collective bargaining, then it’s time for him to finally sit down and negotiate a fair contract for taxpayers and workers. He’s bragged about his ability to do so. Now it’s time for him to back words with action.
“The governor needs to accept the responsibility given to him by the voters, begin negotiations and stop playing games.
“The governor may think it’s fun to try to have senior and disabled citizens fighting against teachers, police officers and firefighters, but – except for swooning conservatives – nobody is laughing.
“Gov. Christie’s anti-middle class policies are the reason for New Jersey’s soaring property taxes last year, not public servants who teach our children and protect our safety.”