Agent For Change
Bret Schundler says that for too long, the corrupt politicians who run the state of New Jersey have been raising our taxes, misspending our money, and padding their pockets. Since every member of the New Jersey State Assembly has to run for re-election in November 2005, Schundler says we should demand that they support permanent property tax, spending, and anti-corruption reforms before next year's election, or know that we will vote against them.
Schundler has gathered into one package a set of reforms which represent the top priorities of the people of New Jersey, and he is dedicating his campaign for Governor to trying to pass these reforms NOW!
The passage of the “Reform NOW Agenda” would:
Force Politicians to Control Their Spending!
Reforms will place reasonable, but binding annual caps on state, county, municipal and school spending that can only be exceeded with voter approval.
Increase Your Community's School and Municipal Aid!
A much fairer share of your state tax dollars will be returned to your local community to reduce the percentage of school and municipal costs borne by local property taxpayers.
Lower Your Property Taxes!
If this agenda had passed a year ago, the average property tax bill in New Jersey would already be 12% lower this year, and property tax rates would continue falling.
Clean Up Corruption!
Reforms will close the loopholes in today's “pay-to-play contracting ban” – loopholes which allow corrupt politicians to trade your tax dollars for political contributions.
Shundler says he wants state and local spending in New Jersey to be kept under control and focused on the basics, so every community in New Jersey can enjoy high quality public schools and basic services, and affordable property taxes. Additionally, he wants New Jersey's citizens to be able to know that their tax dollars are being spent to advance the public's interests, not the private interests of corrupt politicians.