NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt Slams Legislative Budget Packed With “Democrat Priorities”

June 20, 2019
NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt Slams Legislative Budget Packed With “Democrat Priorities”
 
 
Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Doug Steinhardt offered the following comment regarding the passage of the Democrat’s budget bill in the legislature today:
 
“Today, legislative Democrats captured the state budget and held it hostage. They are offering New Jersey a Hobson’s Choice: tax everything that walks, talks, sleeps, shoots, rains and parks, OR use fake math, New Jersey’s recession fund and pounds and pounds of pork barrel spending to appease politicians and political patrons. 
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“Let’s be clear, the budget that passed today is as shameful a product as anything Governor Murphy has ever offered. It does nothing to address the pension crisis, offer budget savings or provide meaningful tax relief.
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“Ideological diversity is the state’s last, best hope. Instead of racing to spend $38.8 billion in taxes and fees, our State representatives should be racing to find ways to put money back into taxpayers’ pockets. Trenton Democrats are in a war over power, not ideas, and New Jersey’s 9 million residents are paying the price. It’s time for honest answers. It’s time for change.”
 
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