NJGOP Chairman – Murphy’s Extremist Liberal Agenda Has Democrats Acting Like Republicans

August 14, 2018

NJGOP Chairman – Murphy’s Extremist Liberal Agenda Has Democrats Acting Like Republicans

Trenton, NJ – Following last week’s release of recommendations from a study commission lead by three Republican and two Democrat Senators, NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt released the following statement:

“New Jersey is teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. In large part, we are pushed there by Governor Murphy’s extreme, liberal agenda, and middle class families are holding on with their finger tips. For anyone who doubts the gravity of New Jersey’s affordability crisis, a group of career Democrats lead by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Majority Leader Lou Greenwald now admit that we are at a breaking point.

“Imperiled by Murphy’s socialist platform, Democrat legislators are at a cross roads. Their future, and New Jersey’s, depends largely on what they do next.  On one hand, Murphy’s buy now, pay later, government free for all portends for the state’s 9 million residents the same fate that befell his beleaguered soccer team.  On the other hand, the Republican laid path of common sense and fiscal accountability is the bedrock of this bipartisan report. On which side of history will New Jersey’s Democrats fall? They can’t choose both. It was only two months ago that Democratic leaders stood side by side and grew NJ government by some $2 billion and raised taxes by $1.7 billion more.

“Now, it’s gut check time. Statehouse Democrats need to channel their inner Republican and come forward to push through these fiscal reforms. They will be judged by what they do.”

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