Kyrillos: “Is it Ever Enough for Trenton Democrats?”

Majority’s Rhetoric Ignores Increased Funding for Vulnerable New Jerseyans

Trenton– At the close of Day Two of the Senate Majority’s attempt to hoodwink New Jersey taxpayers ahead of the November elections, Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth/Middlesex) said that only to a Trenton Democrat could funding increases in key programs for vulnerable and needy New Jerseyans constitute “cruel” funding reductions:

Democrats still have not given us a source of funding for all of the added spending they’ve voted on in the last two days that doesn’t require taxpayers to close their eyes and make believe.

After all, it’s far more effective on the campaign trail for the Democrats to make outlandish promises the taxpayers cannot possibly keep, pass a budget that is nearly $1 billion in the red, and then all anyone who dare be responsible and support balancing that budget cruel and mean-spirited.

Despite having to clean up the Democrats’ mess, Governor Christie increased funding over Governor Corzine’s last budget for schools by $804 million, Medicaid by $982 million, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families by $47 million, hospitals by $31 million, senior property tax relief by $58 million, adoption subsidies by $16 million, and the list goes on and on.

The only people who put funding for those in need in jeopardy were the members of the Majority by supporting a budget that spent hundreds of millions of dollars more than the state takes in. A fantasy budget that promises the world but cannot deliver is the cruelest act of all.



Posted: July 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Joe Kyrillos | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Kyrillos: “Is it Ever Enough for Trenton Democrats?””

  1. brian said at 4:56 pm on July 12th, 2011:

    The proper question–when will the Dems, Jen Beck and Diane Allen stop spending all our money.
    A liberal is a liberal regardless of party.

  2. TheDigger said at 6:53 pm on July 12th, 2011:

    If we had people like Joe Kyrillos in the US Senate, our country would not be facing bankruptcy.

    Keep up the good work Joe!

  3. TeaBaggers said at 7:53 am on July 13th, 2011:

    good point Brian that a liberal is a liberal. However the Tea Party is so unorganized and all over the place that nobody knows what conservative priorities they are trying to observe. What’s more important, fiscal conservatism or social conservatism to them? when will the Tea party define conservatism?

  4. TheDigger said at 10:40 am on July 13th, 2011:

    Why is it the province or the responsibility of the Tea Party to define “conservative”?

    They can define or decide what issues they believe are critical to their beliefs, but I believe “conservative” (and “liberal”) are already defined in the political sphere.

    There are certain core principles in both philosophies, as well as in both parties. However, both parties tend to have an “open tent” to try and capture the hearts and minds of those voters who are not wed to one philosophy or another.

    Unfortunately, for the “purists” at either end of the political spectrum, this may not be enough.

    But there are basic core principles which can never be compromised, like “life and liberty”.

  5. brian said at 12:01 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    Who wrote this for Joe, l can tell he didn’t because it’s not in crayon.

  6. brian said at 12:02 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    Putting a face to a name, teabagger must be the guy on his knees on West Front St.