THAT BANNER FLYING OVER CHRISTIE EVENT? WASTE OF MONEY AND A TERRIBLE IDEA
ASBURY PARK (August 4, 2015): Tonight the National
Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is encouraging Governor Chris
Christie to continue to stay the course and fight for small business owners and
the people that they employ by discouraging job killing measures like mandatory
paid sick leave.
“New Jersey has suffered tremendously since the great
recession but make no mistake about it, if not for Governor Christie’s
continued advocacy efforts for the small business community, things would be
much worse,” Said NFIB New Jersey State Director, Laurie Ehlbeck “The
legislature has certainly not made it easy on our members, but we are thankful
that the Governor has been able to veto many measures that would have no doubt
resulted in stagnant job growth for our state.”
During a kickoff event for Governor Chris Christie’s Presidential
campaign in Asbury Park, a banner flew overhead encouraging paid sick leave in
the state of New Jersey.
“Paid sick leave in the state of New Jersey would discourage employers
from hiring additional people and create a tremendous financial burden for the
very back bone of our economy, the small business sector. We have heard
overwhelmingly from the thousands of business owners that belong to NFIB that
New Jersey policies should be focusing on job creation and retention, not burdening
our entrepreneurs with regulations that make it almost impossible to continue
to operate in the great Garden State,” Concluded Ehlbeck.