TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) told 101.5 FM’s Eric Scott this morning that Gov. Chris Christie backs millionaires over the middle class.
“It’s a relationship that has to work out of necessity for the people of the State of New Jersey,” Sweeney said in response to Scott’s question about his working relationship with the Republican governor.
“He’s for millionaires,” Sweeney added of Christie. “I’m for the middle class. He’s looking out for a group of people who support him very well. The problem is he keeps telling us these are the job creators. The job creators are keeping more of their money and they’re not using it to create jobs. 16,000 people shouldn’t be doing better than the rest of the state.”
Doubling down on his message of Monday, that Christie jumped eagerly atop a special session stage to get national attention,, Sweeney rejected the very nature of how Christie made it appear as though Democrats stood in the way of a tax cut.
“We placed the money in the budget for a tax cut,” Sweeney told radio host Eric Scott. “We placed $183 million in the budget for a tax cut. …What people have to understand is this tax cut doesn’t take place until next year. It’s my tax cut plan.”