DeCroce Reveals True GOP motives: Poll Numbers More Important Than Paychecks For Worker
March 04, 2011
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(Trenton) – Republican leader Alex DeCroce once again showed his disregard for working class New Jerseyans, revealing that the governor's poll numbers were more important to him than job creation. Amid false outrage from Republican legislators yesterday about the Democratic bid to create jobs and economic development for New Jersey, a story in the Gannett newspapers stated:
Republicans didn't apologize for moving in lockstep with the governor, adding that it's unlikely caucus members will buck Christie on any future critical votes. "The governor right now is sitting with about a 53 percent favorable rating. I have no problem siding with him every day of the week," said Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, R-Morris.
DeCroce also called efforts to create jobs “a waste of time” and “political theater.” These come after he referred to people on unemployment as “these people" and implied they enjoy living off their employment benefits. He also has said creating jobs were "on the back burner" for Republicans.
New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chairman offered this take on the Republican motives being revealed:
“Only New Jersey Republicans would be so callous as to put poll numbers above job creation for working class New Jerseyans. In Alex DeCroce's mind, political polling comes before paychecks for the middle-class and poor. That's shameful.
"Only Christie Republicans would consider creating jobs for struggling workers ‘a waste of time,’ ‘political theater’ and an ‘attempt to embarrass the Governor. If anyone should be embarrassed, it’s the workers who are represented by these GOP Legislators, who chose to stand with their Governor and against creating jobs for the people they were elected to serve.
"It’s also embarrassing that they are more concerned with the Governor’s poll numbers than they are putting New Jersey back to work."
You can see a list of Republicans who voted no on the veto overrides, but yes on at least one of the initial jobs bill votes:
• John Amodeo (R-Atlantic)
• Dawn Marie Addiego (R-Burlington)
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