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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Corzine Must Be Stopped

Alexander McClure writing on Polipundit has this to say about New Jersey’s race for governor:

The Democrats will attempt to portray Forrester or Schundler as too conservative for the “moderate” state of New Jersey. Corzine will run on guns and abortion, just like McGreevey and Lautenberg did before him.

Republicans must concentrate with near robotic zeal on taxes and corruption, the two issues where Corzine is very vulnerable and respond to the Democratic attacks by demonstrating that Corzine is so far left he is almost right.
McClure then points to our post on Corzine Care as a prime example of the Senator’s out-of-touch liberal views.

We were struck by just how out-of-touch Corzine is with the people of New Jersey. People in our state are concerned with the high cost of government and Corzine’s response is to ignore the major issues and propose another major government program.

Ken Adams, the author of SmadaNeK performs a logical calculation and comes to the conclusion Corzine Care would cost the people of New Jersey billions. Billions of dollars and Ken’s calculation doesn’t include the cost of the Corzine plan requiring New Jersey businesses to insure the “children” of employees up to the age of 30. What a prescription for driving businesses out of New Jersey and ensuring thousands of people will lose jobs, along with their medical insurance benefits.

Corzine would have us believe all but $15 million of the total cost of Corzine Care can be paid through better management of the state and wringing out waste. Let’s produce the savings first and then let the people of New Jersey decide how the money is to be spent.

We call upon Corzine to put the pressure on Acting Governor Codey and the Democrats in the legislature, currently finalizing the state’s budget, to show us billions in savings this year. Why wait? Corzine is confident the money can be saved; let him provide Trenton with the ideas and policies that he’s developed to make Corzine Care “affordable.”

Thankfully, Ken and the Enlighten gang are not the only folks in New Jersey concerned about these issues. Fausta at the Bad Hair blog answers our question: "Do you ever get the idea we're the only ones that care?" with “Trust me, I do.” She expresses her concerns about Corzine Care and provides a great overview of the property tax crisis in New Jersey. If you haven't already, give her a read.

Fausta’s right, writing about NJ taxes won't get us an installanche or a TV guest appearance, but write we must.


At 1:40 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Thank you EnlightenNJ!
While posting on the NJ tax situation may not be THE way to high blog traffic, the subject of NJ taxes, of all the things I blog about (and as you noticed, I blog about a lot of stuff), taxes is the one thing that affects me most directly.
I only hope other people realize it affects them, too.

At 2:10 PM, Anonymous NJCONS said...

Outstanding! I linked to your article on my blog. I can't agree with finding the waste now. "Why wait?"


At 6:51 PM, Blogger Ken Adams said...

The problem is that most people don't worry about fixing the problem, they just worry about shifting it to someone else. Generally, that means "the rich." You eventually run out of "rich" people, but by then the appetite for consumption of other people's money has been set.

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