NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt statement on Senator Cory Booker’s mandated government jobs and wages proposal

April 23, 2018

NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt released the following statement on Senator Cory Booker’s mandated government jobs and wages proposal:

“If Cory Booker was really interested in creating jobs for his constituents, he would work on a plan to make New Jersey more attractive to job creators.  Instead of spending millions more in government subsidies to increase government’s payroll, we need to be using our already scarce, economic resources to spur private sector investment and create private sector jobs.

“Fact is, more government subsidies and mandated wages mean higher taxes and  a greater burden for America’s already struggling working and middle classes. This proposal will kill small business and perpetuate the misconception that bigger government is a solution.  It isn’t.  It’s the problem.

“Just last week, NJ lost over 100 jobs when Gerber Foods was forced to relocate to Virginia. Spending proposals like Booker’s “Federal Jobs Guarantee Development Act” is no different than the liberal insanity coming out of Phil Murphy’s Trenton. This will all but ensure the continued exodus of value added private industry as they slowly but surely erode and New Jersey’s unemployment rate will continue to lag behind the rest of the country.  We simply can’t afford it.”

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