Jon Corzine on Principles & Values
Democratic Jr Senator (NJ)
"It's about continuing the progress that New Jersey has helped start in November by electing President Barack Obama," said Corzine's press secretary. "Jon Corzine has been a true partner to President Obama."
The intended interpretation might get lost on the voting public, especially when it is emblazoned on a billboard that appears to be advertising an Obama-Corzine ticket. "Slogans are meant to mean whatever you want it to mean," said a political scientist at Fairleigh Dickinson University. "The connotation is 'Come out and vote again.' To those who voted for Obama, come vote again, and vote for Corzine." Said another pundit, "He's trying to appeal to the Democrats in New Jersey who are favorable to Barack Obama, but not nearly as favorable to Corzine."
Governor Corzine reshaped and resized state government. He eliminated and consolidated departments, sold state cars, tore up gas cards and closed office buildings. He reduced the state workforce by 7,000 employees and achieved additional savings by increasing the retirement age from 55 to 62, capping pensions, and asking state workers to contribute for the first time toward the cost of their health care. This year, he even negotiated a 7.5% wage cut for public employees.
Though there is still much work to be done, over the last four years, we have accomplished a great deal, even as we've had to confront the longest, deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), founded in May 16, 1994, by former Congressman Norman Mineta, is comprised of a formal group of Members of Congress (House and Senate) who have strong interests in promoting Asian Pacific American (APA) issues and advocating the concerns of APAs.
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