Greenwald: Christie’s remarks show his disregard for middle class

TRENTON – It did not take Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald long to respond to dismissive comments Gov. Chris Christie made this morning about Greenwald’s pursuit of a debate on their different tax cut proposals.

Asked about Greenwald’s regular requests for a debate, Christie said he had other plans: “I have to rearrange my sock drawer.’’

“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,” Greenwald said.

“Still, I’d be more than happy to come over to help him as long as we can have this conversation.”

The governor early this year proposed an across-the-board 10 percent income tax cut. The Assembly Democrats have proposed a 20 percent property tax cut fueled by a new millionaire’s tax, which Christie immediately said would be vetoed.

The Senate Democrats have their own 10 percent property tax reduction plan, but it would be capped at those earning $250,000.

Greenwald said in a release that he really is not surprised Christie will not debate him.

“Gov. Christie’s empty boasting about debating ‘anytime they want’ was as dishonest as his broken promise to fully restore property tax rebates,” Greenwald said.

Earlier story:

Christie to Greenwald on debate: Don’t hold your breath


Greenwald: Christie’s remarks show his disregard for middle class