New Jersey tax hikes, and more tax hikes
Lest we forget as the reason I named the blog, let me remind you by listing a few newspaper articles:
John Farmer’s Jersey’s shell game on taxes
Tax rebate may face trim, says governor. Codey says budget gap could force a rollback
Codey still exploring deficit options
Not surprisingly, NJ bloggers discuss taxes.
Roberto has a NJ Budget Update. Just taking a look at the numbers makes my hair stand on end.
Enlighten-New Jersey finds out that the State Threatens Not To Pay For Local Roadwork, and starts by saying,
It will be interesting to see Acting Governor Codey‘s priorities in the budget he unveils for the state of New Jersey next month. Be prepared because it won’t be pretty and the usual battle between the taxpayers versus the tax receivers will truly get underway.
An incremental approach to this reform simply invites further abuse of the system. As was made abundantly clear during the very short campaign to sew up the Democratic nomination for Governor, the real power in New Jersey resides at the county level. If we cannot prevent these corrupt practices across the board, then the money will simply flow through the unrestricted offices.
What New Jersey needs is a realization that “government money” comes from you, the taxpayer, and that it is not a well from which springs an infinite amount of funds. Serious budget cuts would be only a start, but the best possible start.
Now, if only the politicians would listen.