TEANECK – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan held a press conference on Thursday in Teaneck at the site of one of his small businesses, challenging Democratic candidate Cory Booker’s record on jobs.
“I have been fortunate to run several small businesses and experience the satisfaction that comes from building a successful venture,” Lonegan said. “I have seen firsthand what it takes to create jobs in this country and this state, and I can tell you definitively – it is not government bureaucrats.
“In contrast, Cory Booker has worked in government his entire life. He has not created one job – not one. His jobs plan in this Senate race can be summed up in two words: More government. He has called for ‘innovation hubs with robust oversight,’ because, fundamentally, he believes that government is the solution to all of our problems.
“Consider some of the great innovations of the past decade. There was no “robust oversight,” no political appointee or lifetime bureaucrat looking over the shoulder of Steve Jobs as he worked to change our lives by developing the iPod or iPhone. No government official with a clipboard stalked Henry Ford around his factory, no senior official from the administration tracked Bill Gates’ progress.
“Yet Booker and his Democratic colleagues promote exactly this kind of stifling environment where the best and brightest are reduced to cogs in a massive governmental machine.”
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