Haddonfield, NJ – Congressional nominee (NJ-01) Bob Patterson recently brought his message of Jobs for South Jersey to downtown Camden, appearing for press, supporters, and citizens of the 1st Congressional District outside of the home of Congressman Donald Norcross.
Patterson called on Norcross to be accountable to the people of the 1st District and to answer the question: "Where are the jobs?"
Surrounded by supporters, Paterson outlined his plans to bring 50,000 high-wage jobs in Navy shipbuilding, transportation infrastructure, and modern manufacturing to South Jersey.
"The Norcross brothers have presided over the decline of South Jersey for the last 25 years," Patterson said. "Its time for Donald Norcross to be accountable to the people of South Jersey for his failed policies."
Patterson said that Norcross's home -- located in the luxurious Victor Waterfront Loft apartments -- is a building symbolic of the once powerful South Jersey economy. The apartments are located in the iconic former RCA electronics factory bearing Barraud's image of the dog 'Nipper' fixated on the sounds of his master's phonograph.
"South Jersey's manufacturing base has been obliterated and, with it the engine that can drive and sustain a comfortable standard of living for the middle class," Patterson said. "After years of bailouts for insiders and elites, its time to enact policies that help middle class families and workers."
Patterson added that New Jersey has lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs since 1990, and that since 2006, the laborforce of Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties has actually shrunk.
Clips of the event can be seen at facebook.com/PattersonForCongress/videos/607877109394380/
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