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(4th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden) released the following statement Wednesday on Republican leadership claims that out-of-work New Jerseyans enjoy living off unemployment benefits and the governor’s failure to sign into law a bill barring employers from telling unemployed residents they cannot apply for a job:

“The Republican preference for the rich apparently knows no bounds.
“Tax cuts for millionaires and income tax increases for the working poor wasn’t enough? Now Republican leaders think the unemployed are living the high life and enjoy being out of work?
“Combine this with the governor’s failure to sign into law a bill that rightly bars employers from telling the unemployed they cannot apply for a job and it just gets worse. That bill passed both houses on Nov. 22. The governor had no problem acting immediately to protect millionaires, but can’t take the time to sign this sensible bill. That’s sad.
“This trend is becoming a cruel joke on millions of hard-working New Jerseyans who struggle each day to make ends meet while the rich get richer. Clearly Republicans in this state are completely out-of-touch with the reality facing our working class families.”