JOHNSON: GOVERNOR’S CUTS IN FOOD & NUTRITION PROGRAMS ONCE AGAIN PUSH BURDEN ONTO NEW JERSEY’S WORKING CLASS

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released the following statement on Thursday as the Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony on Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts in food and nutrition services:

“It’s amazing – and unfortunate – that the governor continues to vow to protect tax cuts for millionaires yet doesn’t hesitate about cutting food and nutrition assistance for families and children suffering in this difficult economy.
“The governor’s budget aims to cut the food assistance program by $100,000 and continues to fail to fund the school breakfast program so vital to the ability of many children to properly learn and succeed in school.
“Like so many of the governor’s proposals, these short-sighted decisions will only cost taxpayers more – a lot more – down the road.
“If we’re to be judged by our ability to care for the least fortunate among us, then the governor’s budget plan will once again fail to pass that test. It deserves an ‘F.'”