Enlighten-NewJersey asked each of the seven hopefuls for the Republican nomination for Governor of New Jersey, why we should vote for them in the primary. The following is the response we received from Bret Schundler.
All over New Jersey, seniors are being forced to sell their homes. Young newlyweds are being denied the opportunity to move into a home of their own. Businesses are shutting down and leaving the state. And everywhere, families are struggling to make ends meet – all because the politicians in Trenton haven’t had the courage to stand up to the special interests that demand more and more of our taxpayer dollars.
I’m determined to put a stop to it, and that’s why I’m running for Governor.
I’ve introduced the Permanent Property Tax Reduction Amendments to address New Jersey’s biggest problem – the ever-increasing property taxes that make it more and more difficult to stay here – by FORCING Trenton politicians to return a fair share of your tax dollars to your local school district and municipal government, so you can get the local government services you deserve and see lower property taxes at the same time.
I’m proud that several of my rivals for the Republican nomination for Governor have followed my lead, and have included in their plans strict limits on Trenton spending. But the similarities between the plans end there – because mine is the ONLY plan that includes strict spending limits on what your LOCAL government and school district can spend, too.
Without reasonable spending limits on what your LOCAL governments and school districts can spend, any money sent their way by Trenton is likely to be spent immediately – and that means property taxes will continue to go up and up and up, as Trenton’s funding for local government programs dries up in future years.
Some say we won’t be able to get amendments past the Democrats in Trenton. But my amendments already have both Republicans AND Democrats sponsoring them – and, with the help of citizens all over the state who DEMAND action NOW, we CAN get these amendments on the ballot THIS FALL.
Tell the politicians you won’t take NO for an answer anymore. Join New Jersey’s Property Tax Revolution. Log onto our web site at http://www.bret2005.com/ and sign the Notice to Politicians. And vote for Bret Schundler on June 7!