Socialist Party of New Jersey Condemns the Shutdown of the New Jersey Government

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The Socialist Party of New Jersey condemns the gross incompetence of the Republican governor and Democrat legislature that has led to a shutdown of the New Jersey government. 

The budget dispute that led to this shutdown is independent of and oblivious to the needs of the people of New Jersey. If Governor Christie and Assembly Speaker Prieto were serious about health care costs and coverage, they would be talking about universal coverage and a single payer system. Instead, they are two waning politicians using health care as a political football in a shameful attempt to save their careers.

This situation proves, yet again, that the Democrats and Republicans in Trenton are not representing the people of New Jersey. Instead, they are representing special interests with deep pockets.

We don’t need a new governor – we need a new system. 

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