Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tired of Gov. Christie's Contempt For Middle Class New Jersey Families


(Trenton) — Today, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chair responded to the latest out-of-touch statement to come out of the mouth of New Jersey's failed, absentee governor, Chris Christie.

Yesterday, the governor -- the fourth highest paid governor in the country -- told a group of lawyers in Washington, DC that he was "tired of hearing about the minimum wage."

"Know what? I'm tired having to explain to Chris Christie that New Jersey's middle class families matter more than the wealthy corporate interests that he caters to," said the Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee John Currie. "Parents aren't focused on their kids making a higher minimum wage; they are working two or three minimum wage jobs themselves, just to make ends meet. That's even harder to do in Governor Christie's economy, which has raised taxes on the most vulnerable, neglected the needs of Sandy survivors, and wasted taxpayer dollars. It's not just that he's out of touch, he's contemptuous toward most New Jersey families and his policies are vindictive."

Governor Christie, who spends much of his time neglecting his messes in New Jersey while campaigning out of state, pays his attorney's $350 in taxpayer funds per hour to cover his political tracks, and enjoys an annual family income of about $700,000.

Currie is not the only one tiring of Chris Christie's detachment from the economic reality he created. Recent polling confirms that New Jerseyans are growing tired of Chris Christie's callous indifference to their needs.

In 2013, Christie vetoed a minimum wage increase in New Jersey that would have directly benefited 241,000 of his constituents -- the same people who voted overwhelmingly to effectively override that veto at the ballot box.


Anonymous said...

If the federal government would stop illegal immigration there would be a labor shortage. Raising the minimum wage will decrease the am mount of jobs available. I work in a company near the Delaware river and I know given the opportunity we would relocate to PA to avoid NJ taxes and paid family leave.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:01p.m.,

What sweat shop business are you so happy working in. The minimum wage should have been raised long ago....and the economy would improve !!

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of both R's and D's stripping us of our rights but it's the D's that want to let in all these illegals taking union jobs and what's left over. Shame on any Dem that votes for the left in the upcoming elections

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:01 here. It is not a sweat shop no one at my company makes minimum wage. We pay over 3,000 a month in real estate taxes. If you could buy the same or similar product in Aldi rather than whole foods why not? if my company can move across a river to same money why not? My commute is already too long but I would understand if they moved.

Anon. 8:50p.m. said...

Anon 5:11p.m.,

Go over to Pa. and see how you like restricted voting and some of the other BS under the Republicans but look at the polls because leadership in Pa. is expected to change ! The Democrat running is expected to unseat Corbett !!

People who make decent wages should not have to be told how unfair and arcane the minimum wage is. Stop blaming illegal immigration also. It has been a problem not matter the occupant in the White House and it will remain a problem until Congress decides to pass immigration reform !!

The Republicans haven't got the guts to step up to the plate on immigration. It's never about common sense and the good of this country. It's always about SICK POLITICS!! Makes one wonder if there is a Republican in Congress with any brains or integrity!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's not a lack of brains but nerve. If a politician is against the illegal invasion of our country he will be called a raciest. Here is an article about NJ taxes
What are you talking about restricted voting? I am in favor of voter id laws. I won't move to PA because my family is here but i cant blame our company if it leaves.

Anonymous said...

New Jersey has an ignorant,caustic mouthed baboon for a governor. This man has no respect for anyone, perhaps not even for himself. Shoots his mouth off and lots of times he doesn't even know what he's talking about !!!! Street thug in the State House.....More nerve than brains.

Candidate for the Presidency of these United States of America.....are you kidding ?????