Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Greenwald: Christie’s Empty Debate Boasting as Unreliable as His Broken Property Tax Relief Promise
Christie’s Sock Drawer Priority Shows Disregard for Middle-Class
(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Monday on Gov. Chris Christie’s refusal to once again live up to his own words – this time when it comes to fulfilling his own vow to debate his own plan to benefit the rich against the Assembly Democratic plan for a 20 percent property tax relief credit for the middle-class and a 25 percent property tax relief credit senior citizens:
“If the governor thinks re-arranging his sock drawer is more pressing than working to boost property tax relief to working families, then that says a lot about his disregard for the middle-class. Still, I’d be more than happy to come over to help him as long as we can have this conversation.
“Gov. Christie’s empty boasting about debating ‘anytime they want’ was as dishonest as his broken promise to fully restore property tax rebates.
“It really isn’t surprising though that governor is afraid to put his income tax scheme to mostly benefit the rich up against our plan for middle-class and senior property tax relief. After all, Gov. Christie’s philosophy of benefiting the rich at the expense of the middle-class is indefensible.
“As has been said, in the Wild West, when you challenged somebody to a duel, you'd be called a coward if you didn't show up.
“I couldn’t have said it better myself.
“We will continue our fight to cut the property tax burden for the middle-class and seniors.”