Sweeney: NJ Continues To Hemorrhage Jobs And Is Moving Nowhere On The Economy

sweeneySenate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver today pointed to the latest jobless numbers from the NJ Department of Labor as further evidence of the shortsightedness of Governor Christie’s recent decision to veto a package of Democratically-led bills to stimulate the economy.
Today’s news that New Jersey’s unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent, and 13,000 jobs were lost in January alone, only adds to the sting of the recent Republican flip-flops in the legislature as Democrats attempted to override the Governor’s vetoes. 
“Governor Christie needs to realize that the only way we are going to get New Jersey’s economy moving again is by working together. He had a chance to put job creation and economic growth front and center by signing the ‘Back to Work NJ’ legislation. Instead, he vetoed them. That kind of action won’t do a thing to change the fact that New Jersey is ranked 48th in business climate, continues to hemorrhage jobs and is moving nowhere on the economy. Time to put politics aside and get New Jerseyans working again,” said Senate President Sweeney.
“With the sustained levels of high unemployment we are seeing, one would think that the Governor and our Republican colleagues in the Legislature would be placing more of an emphasis on job creation and economic stimulation.  The Governor’s recent veto of many of our jobs bills, while New Jerseyans continue to struggle, shows an unwillingness to work with Democrats to incorporate these worthwhile proposals into his budget.  For the unemployed people of our state, I’m all the more saddened that Republicans did an about face and fell in line with the Governor instead of sticking to their original principles when they voted for these bills the first time around,” said Speaker Oliver (D-Essex). TLS.

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  1. Of course the flight of jobs has nothing to do with the high cost of doing business in the state such as the prevailing wages rules supported by the Dems and unions.

  2. I don’t know anything about this ‘Back to Work NJ’ legislation, but I am certain that it’s chock full of good stuff for the Public Sector & Welfare Sector and some slivers to the business community, the engine that creates jobs.

  3. This economic “stimulation” is artificial. It’s like taking money that you were going to spend on groceries from your left pocket and putting it into your right pocket to spend on the movies. Economies are driven by goods and services. If more goods and services will be created for the welfare recipients by this “stimulus”, less goods and services will be bought by the taxpayer. It is basically a distribution of wealth scheme.

  4. All those complaining about those that are running for the Board of Ed, that they lack any experience in Education…………….

    Why are we sending to the Legislature those who have no clue about economics????????????

    Vote out every Democrat!!!

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