The subject is the New Jersey budget
and the bloggers are posting about it.
Roberto notices that it’s Politics As Usual With the “Historic” Ban on Pay to Play. As for the NJ Saver rebates (property tax rebates)
So now it’s nearly unanimous. Except for Richard Codey and perhaps those tax happy people over at NJPP, the plan to eliminate the property tax rebates is being shown to be exactly what it is, balancing the budget on the backs of middle class homeowners struggling to pay property taxes in this state.
Enlighten-NJ looks at Corzine’s ratings.
Enlighten does justice to his name when he points out that,
The government is incapable of growing an economy or creating private sector jobs – good paying or otherwise. The state can create good paying government jobs, but these jobs do not create wealth, they subtract from the capital available for wealth creation. Every communist government has tried this approach, as have the socialist countries in Europe with disastrous results. So there’s no need to repeat those mistakes in New Jersey.
The government can create a climate that ranges from hostile to favorable towards business and economic growth.
SmadaNek checks out Schundler’s Tax Calculator and his responsiveness.
The NJ budget is like a very fat woman whose friends are always saying “but she has such a pretty face”. That the
politicians friends don’t want to come out and say is that she needs to loose a lot of weight. It won’t make them popular, but it’s the truth.
Note Please, if you are severely overweight, don’t take it out on me.