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Kyrillos Campaign Launches Web Site Highlighting Menendez's Middle Class "Cheap Talk'

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Location: Middletown, NJ

New Jersey State Senator Joe Kyrillos' campaign for U.S. Senate today unveiled a web site highlighting Senator Bob Menendez's assault on the middle class. The site, "Cheap Talk Bob,' centers on a video of Bob Menendez's constant chatter about the middle class, with facts that prove he does nothing to help the middle class.

Six years ago, Senator Menendez campaigned on a message of job creation for the middle class, but instead gave us a national unemployment rate that ballooned from 4.7% to 8.2%, a national debt that has nearly doubled, and a deficit which has more than quadrupled. Talk is cheap and Bob Menendez's inaction continues to make things worse for the middle class.

Middle class families need a real reformer like Joe Kyrillos. Senator Kyrillos doesn't just talk about reform, he's implementing it for middle class families across New Jersey. Senator Kyrillos, under the leadership of Governor Christie and with the help of like-minded reformers, has worked to balance the state's budget without raising taxes, cut spending, stopped borrowing, and reformed programs like the pension system. Election year rhetoric, like Bob Menendez's cheap talk about the middle class, is no excuse for consistently voting to raise taxes, explode debt and stifle job creation.

"Bob Menendez thinks that if he talks enough about helping the middle class, people will start to believe that he actually is," said Senator Kyrillos. "But you can't hide from the facts. Bob Menendez has been consistently making things worse. He is making it harder for businesses to expand, and create more jobs. He is making families insecure about their financial decisions because of the frailty of the economy. He is hurting our friends, families, and neighbors, who have worked hard to succeed but have fallen on hard times. Those that want a better job, and to make a better living for their families. His constant talk about making things better for them is just that--talk."


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