Lonegan denounces Booker’s child poverty combat plan

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan slammed Cory Booker’s child poverty combat plan, calling the Democrat’s approach little more than a gambit to “increase government welfare programs.”

“Cory Booker’s plan to increase welfare benefits and government handouts is even more extreme than any of the left-wing ideas the Obama administration has proposed,” Lonegan said. “It’s proof that not only will Cory Booker be a rubber stamp for President Obama in the U.S. Senate, he will go even further – increasing the deficit further, destroying more jobs, and making even more Americans dependent on the federal government.”

When he ran for governor in 2009, Lonegan campaigned in part on reducing government subsidized housing. Booker wants to increase access to Section 8 housing.

“It is these kinds of welfare programs that ruined great cities like Newark, and now Cory Booker wants to force these same failed ideas on the rest of the nation,” Lonegan said. “As a U.S. senator, I will work to undo these policies and fight for less government, more personal responsibility, and greater individual liberty.” 

Lonegan denounces Booker’s child poverty combat plan