State Senator and Candidate for the U.S. Senate Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) released the following statement regarding the June jobs figures released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics citing that 80,000 jobs were added while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent in June.
“The unemployment figures released today are further proof that the job killing policies enacted by Senator Bob Menendez and others in Washington are resulting in anemic economic growth,” said Senator Kyrillos.
“New Jerseyans are concerned about their future, and they are making the tough choices necessary to make ends meet. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about Bob Menendez. He continues to push for more and bigger government, resulting in more spending, more debt, and more entitlements that we cannot afford. These policies are hindering our recovery, encroaching on our economic freedom, and threatening the American spirit.
“New Jerseyans simply cannot afford more of the same. In New Jersey, I have been proud to work with Governor Chris Christie and like-minded reformers to cap property taxes, balance budgets, and reform the pension system all without raising taxes. I look forward to bringing this same results-oriented leadership to Washington, DC.”