Christie: Unemployment Remark ‘Ill-Advised’

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has added his voice to the chorus of people who believe a GOP leader was wrong to denounce New Jersey’s unemployed.

Christie said remarks by Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce “ill-advised.”

DeCroce told business leaders this week that a resident collecting $550 a week in unemployment benefits has little incentive to look for work.

His remarks touched off a firestorm of name-calling by Republicans and Democrats.

On Thursday, Christie called for a truce, asking that legislative leaders embrace the spirit of Christmas.

Earlier, New Jersey AFL-CIO leader Charles Wowkanech called DeCroce’s comments were “an unprovoked insult to people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.”

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  • peter3dogs

    Mu unemployment benes expired in Apr.2010.I was replaced by illegal aliens at 3 of the country clubs I worked at.
    I was fired by an owner who never worked w/me.His Honduran illegal alien cook,,told him I was too slow.
    That place never got busy,,&if it did that guy couldn’t have done it.

  • tom

    Republican Leader Alex DeCroce is an ass. i am one of those people collecting unemployment after working 32 years full time. if he thinks its easy trying to find a job he should come wear my shoes. i have 3 kids to support and unemployment does not cover all bills. i have been dipping into my savings just to put food on the table. i need a job maybe he could put me to work.

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