New Jersey Workers: Christie Pick Shows Romney, Ryan Will ‘Bully Working Americans’

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 28, 2012.  Tonight, Governor Chris Christie will take the stage at the Republican National Convention to endorse the policies of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan – policies that would crush New Jersey’s working middle class, rob New Jersey seniors of retirement security and deny New Jerseyans their opportunity to realize the American Dream. Eddie Perez, from Jersey City, New Jersey, had this to say concerning Christie’s appearance at the convention:

“By choosing Chris Christie to open the convention, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are signaling that they, like the governor, will try to bully working Americans into paying for corporate tax cuts by slashing Medicare and Social Security.”

“America is at a crossroads. We can help Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan further rig the system to favor the super-rich, or we can support President Obama and Vice President Biden’s plan to give everyone a shot at the American Dream.”

AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations — from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers — AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.