New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono today hammered Governor Chris Christie for his claims that New Jersey is “doing quite well” because the state unemployment rate is 9.6%. In December of last year, the national unemployment average was 7.8% while New Jersey’s average was 9.6%. In December of 2011 the national unemployment average was 8.5% and New Jersey’s was 9.1%.
“The Governor’s claim that we are doing ‘quite well’ because we have an unemployment rate of 9.6% is simply disgraceful,” said Buono.
“Over the past year under President Obama’s leadership the national unemployment average dropped while New Jersey’s rose under Governor Christie’s guidance. By any measure, this governor’s economic policies are a failure but when it comes to job creation and putting New Jersey’s middle class back to work, Governor Christie is simply in over his head. National television appearances, elaborate stage productions and YouTube videos can’t hide the fact that this governor’s continuing focus on the super rich at the expense of the state’s middle class taxpayers is a terrible decision that must be stopped. In his rush for a sound bite the Governor would have us believe that everything is perfectly fine here in New Jersey, but middle class families all across this state would certainly have a different opinion.”
To learn more about Buono's candidacy, visit BuonoForGovernor.com .