Kyrillos Campaign Responds to Senator Menendez' Tax Charge

Statement

By:  Joe Kyrillos, Jr.
Date: Aug. 29, 2012
Location: Middletown, NJ

Today's attack by the Menendez campaign is as laughable as it is desperate. Joe Kyrillos is the only candidate in the race who has voted against every broad based tax increase on the middle class actually saving New Jersey taxpayers $11.9 Billion. The same can't be said for Bob Menendez. In fact, whenever Senator Menendez could vote to raise taxes on the middle class, he did. Bob Menendez actually voted in favor of higher taxes more than 70 times! With that record, Senator Menendez must have been beaming with pride as he voted for the most recent $500 billion tax increase on the American people --- one of the largest tax increases in our history.

"If Senator Menendez wants to debate his record of raising taxes on the middle class, bring it on," said Kyrillos Campaign Manager Chapin Fay. "Senator Menendez has never met a tax increase he didn't like. Joe has fought his entire career against raising taxes and is the only candidate in the race who saved taxpayers money. Joe is proud of his record of lowering taxes and creating economic growth here in New Jersey. As Governor Christie pointed out last night in his keynote speech, we need politicians to care more about doing something and less about being something. Menendez clearly doesn't get it."