Buono Statement on August Employment Numbers
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, September 20, 2013, 06:57 AM EDT
After the second straight report that showed New Jersey losing jobs, more than 12,000 over two straight months, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono released the following statement:
"The only 'New Jersey Comeback' is the one that exists in Chris Christie's mind. While he spends his time trying to spin his record of failure to national republicans, our state's 400,000 unemployed have been left behind. For the second month in a row, we have lost jobs - more than 12,000 - and people are dropping out of the workforce because they have lost hope.
"It is clear that the Governor's trickle down economic policies have been an abysmal failure. New Jersey needs a leader who will fight for working families rather than himself, and I will make boosting our economy my number one priority."