NJ.com LTE: Ciattarelli will halt our downward spiral

Published: Oct. 13, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

The State of New Jersey is in a downward spiral. New Jerseyans suffer from high taxes. Many leave to resettle in states with more tax-friendly policies, placing a greater tax burden on those who stay. It dampens business investment in our state, leaving fewer jobs available.

So far, Gov. Phil Murphy, who is running for reelection, has shown little or no interest in departing from the status quo; little or no interest in lowering taxes, or decreasing infrastructure repair costs, getting our schools back to basics, or standing up to unions, special interests and cronyism.

This November, we can send someone to Trenton who can provide a course change and get things done. That person is Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli. He knows knows how to run a business and knows from personal experience that it takes a hands-on manager for a business or state to succeed.

Murphy knows all about back-slapping and smooth talking from his time on Wall Street, but it’s clear he doesn’t know how to run a state. He’s great at photo-ops, but has he changed things for the better? Does he have the insight, the policies or the drive to turn things around in New Jersey?

Ciattarelli, by contrast, is a doer, not a talker. He’ll bring a fresh perspective and insight into fixing our state.

We gave Murphy a chance to turn things around. Are you better off? We have an alternative to provide that change this year, and his name is Jack Ciattarelli.

Daniel A. Bazikian, Weehawken

Jack 4 NJ