The Taxman Cometh

Today, the balance of the tax reforms (re: increases) kick in. These were agreed to the first week of July without voter input to balance the budget. All the sales tax increases were suppose to start today, but because of the last minute “deals”, many needed to kick in early to pay for those projects.

All the while, New Jersey taxpayers keep opening their wallets.

The gist of it is that we are paying more today than we did when Governor Corzine took office in January.

What is the plan to not pay more next year? What is the plan to reduce how much we pay to get to at least where taxes were when Corzine took office? Isn’t that a fair standard to have? After four years, presumably Governor Corzine will ask the voters to re-elect him. It would be foolish, imo, to leave one open to attack that taxes have increased under his watch and the health of the state is demonstrably no better.

So, what is the plan?

Unfortunately, we don’t hear much about this in New Jersey. We know there are committees meeting. But we also know not much has come out of those meetings that will save much.

So, what is the plan?

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