New Jersey taxpayers should heed Jeff Faria’s words
and take action now! November’s elections may be a done deal, but that does not mean the democratic process ends. Contact your representatives in the state’s Assembly and Senate and tell them you want meaningful spending cuts now, before it’s too late! Find your representatives' names and contact information here
Corzine's win means that voters don't see the danger ahead, and we can't blame them for being in denial over our situation. But that also explains why no real change is forthcoming.
So until meaningful opposition presents itself, meaningful budget cuts will NOT happen, no matter how obviously bloated our government's payrolls are. Instead of cuts, business-destroying sales taxes are on the way. Our most mobile (often our best-off) citizens aren't going to sit and be fleeced, not with the option of New York or PA nearby and looking increasingly competitive.
Here comes a whole new level of pain, as the wealthy and mobile continue to bail and the tax burden gets driven down to lower economic stratas. You'll see gas taxes, clothing taxes, incomes taxes, and sales taxes hiked.
This cycle of government spending and empty 'reform' promises will continue until the system finally collapses.
Unfortunately, by then it's too late, and cuts won't end the death spiral.