NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt Message to Murphy

April 30, 2020
NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt Message to Murphy
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NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt is sending the following message to Governor Murphy prior to his meeting with President Trump today:

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“As a lifelong New Jersey resident and now Chairman of the NJGOP, it’s good to see my President and Governor come together in the thick of this COVID19 crisis. NJ is the among the hardest hit State’s in the Country and we urge you to use your meeting today to do more than just shill for a bailout. Come home with a plan.
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“Nine million New Jerseyans need answers. Instead, you gave a vague road back, but to where? We need a detailed road forward. One that reflects dates and benchmarks. It is hard for us in NJ to ignore the more detailed plans coming out of the federal government, New York and Pennsylvania. Where is ours?
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“When you meet with President Trump today, make it substantive, not symbolic. Come home with a plan for saving the State’s failing economy.
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“What does that plan look like? We need a plan that corrects the overspending that’s plagued Trenton for decades. Work with the President to devise a plan that will provide meaningful economic changes today, not postpone paying for them until tomorrow. Come back with a plan to trim the state’s budget, not increase it. Come back with a plan to shrink state government, not grow it. While you’re at it, come back with a plan to reduce our tax burden, not add to it, fix pensions, not borrow billions to appease public sector labor unions, and improve our worst in the nation’s tax climate by helping small businesses, propping up the middle class, and putting people back to work.
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“Don’t come back with a road backward. What we did yesterday got us here. Come back with a road forward that has light at the end of the tunnel.”