Egg Harbor Township, September 18? Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) was in Egg Harbor Township today to address local business owners and community leaders at an Employment Legislation Council meeting for Cape May and Atlantic Counties. The Employment Legislative Council (ELC) is a grassroots group within the network of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) that advocates for pro-growth policy and job creation.
Senator Kyrillos, who has spoken at dozens of ELC meetings across the state, started the meeting by discussing the types of changes he intends to make to jump-start the economy when elected to the U.S. Senate in November. By introducing a jobs plan, Senator Kyrillos aims to create economic growth by giving job creators certainty. The plan restores fiscal responsibility by reforming the tax code, reducing unnecessary and burdensome red tape, and reestablishing the nation?s place as the home of innovation.
Senator Kyrillos also discussed the failure of Senator Menendez, and others in Washington, to pass a budget or work across the aisle to put our fiscal house in order. Senator Menendez? refusal to work towards compromise has put the prosperity of our nation in jeopardy. The Senate has not passed a budget in over three years, and the unemployment rate has been above 8% for 43 consecutive months.
?There is so much to be done, but the number one thing on every American?s mind is jobs,? said Senator Joe Kyrillos. ?Unemployment remains over 8%, the number of jobs created over the last two months declined by 40,000, and 368,000 Americans have dropped out of the workforce. If this is Senator Menendez? idea of being better off, then we can no longer afford more of his ideas. Bob Menendez proposes more of the same?more debt, more spending, more job killing regulations. I have a plan to restore economic certainty and encourage investment and growth. More of the same is not the answer. New leadership is.”