AFP: Gov. Christie “Didn’t Go Far Enough” On Corporate Welfare Bill

September 09, 2013

AFP: Gov. Christie “Didn’t Go Far Enough”

Corporate Welfare Bill Demanded Absolute Veto

BOGOTA, NJ – Americans for Prosperity deputy state director Daryn Iwicki has issued the following statement regarding Governor Christie’s conditional veto today of “The New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013”.

“Americans for Prosperity applauds Gov. Christie for standing up against Big Labor special interests and striking prevailing wage from the so-called Economic Opportunity Act,” said Iwicki. “However, Gov. Christie didn’t go far enough and should have issued an absolute veto of this misguided piece of legislation.”

“The road to prosperity in New Jersey is not going to be paved with more corporate welfare. New Jersey is not miraculously going to see jobs created just because we’re offering a better deal than the next state. New Jersey’s terrible business climate is not going to suddenly improve because a select few received a break at the expense of the many.”

“The fact of the matter is Trenton’s big-government policies are killing jobs and resulting in economic malaise. Unfortunately, far too many in Trenton still think government is the answer even after more than a decade of this failed liberal experiment in the state house.”

“Hard-working New Jerseyans and entrepreneurial risk-takers are not going to stay in New Jersey, let alone create jobs here, so long as Trenton is suffocating them with high taxes, endless regulations, runaway spending and debt.”

“A lasting prosperity will only come about when Trenton stops undermining our quality of life and making it impossible for people to pursue their dreams here.”

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