Makes Multiple Economic Stops in Ocean and Atlantic Counties
Ocean and Atlantic Counties, June 22... State Senator and Candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) made multiple economic stops today, including the fourth stop on his statewide jobs tour in Ocean County. At Viking Village Commercial Seafood Producers in Barnegat Light, Kyrillos met with the General Manager of the dock, Mr. Ernie Panacek, the owners of Viking Village, and several local commercial scallop fisherman. Following the discussion, the group toured the dock, and spoke with several more fisherman and Viking Village employees. Senator Kyrillos listened to the concerns of the fisherman - mostly regarding overregulation of their industry- and remarked that he will continue to listen to their concerns in Washington, D.C.
"As I travel New Jersey and listen to people's concerns, the message is clear: New Jersey simply cannot afford more of the same. The big government one-size fits all policies that are coming out of Washington are stifling economic growth here at home," said Senator Kyrillos. "The 130 miles of coastline here in New Jersey are one of our largest economic drivers, and the concerns of commercial fisherman and others working in related industries, cannot go unheeded. My opponent has had no dialogue with members of New Jersey's commercial fishing industry, and the results are having a negative effect on New Jersey's economy. Today, the fishermen and other workers with whom I spoke made it abundantly clear that overregulation at all levels of government is hurting their industry.
"New Jerseyans are desperate for change. I have been proud to work with Governor Christie and like-minded reformers here at home to reduce the size of government. We capped property taxes, balanced budgets and enacted pension reform all without raising taxes. My opponent offers us only more of the same: more taxes, more spending and more job-killing regulations. Across all industries and all areas of our great state, the message is clear: we cannot afford more of the same."
Kyrillos also stopped in Lakewood at an Employment Legislative Council meeting at the Blueclaws stadium. Local business leaders and owners were on hand to discuss the local economy, as well as changes they want to see implemented on the federal level. Among others, the topics discussed included: the complications and intricacies of the tax code, regulations on small and newly incorporated businesses and the general state of the national economy.
Later in the day, Senator Kyrillos toured the newly opened Surgical Pavilion at Shore Medical Hospital in Somers Point. Mr. Ron Johnson, President of Shore Medical, led Senator Kyrillos around their new facility, and explained how and why they invested in "green" technologies during the construction. The investment paid off as they use less energy and water than a similarly-sized hospital without that technology.
Kyrillos also attended the reopening celebration of the Steel Pier in Atlantic City.
"Families are struggling. Businesses are struggling. People are struggling. As I travel the state I am deeply concerned, yet also optimistic. If we institute real change, we can change the course of our country. We have an opportunity to restore the American Dream for our children by sending new leadership to Washington, but, we must seize it. We must seize the opportunity for greatness."