Assemblyman Paul Moriarty’s floor statement, as prepared for delivery, on the bill he is sponsoring (A-20) to restore Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts to property tax relief and prescription drugs for senior and disabled citizens. The bill was approved 46-31:
“Madam Speaker, this is very important discussion on the future of our senior and disabled citizens in New Jersey. Under the governor’s budget plan, their futures are at risk. Senior citizens – our parents, our grandparents, our neighbors – who have worked their entire lives to build our communities are at risk of losing their homes thanks to Gov. Christie. Their quality of life is threatened by Gov. Christie’s speculative plan to eliminate his proposed new and increased fees on their prescription drugs.
“This is a defining moment. The people of New Jersey are watching. And they will find out who stands for more than 600,000 senior citizens struggling to afford their medication and keep their homes and who stands for 16,000 millionaires simply being asked to join in the shared sacrifice to fix our budget problems…”
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