New Jersey Democrats Not Satisfied With $16,667 Per Person In Taxes
New Jersey Democrats just don’t get it, do they? Unhappy with Governor Jon Corzine’s plan to raise $1.1 billion in additional tax revenue by increasing the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent, Democrats in Trenton are now developing a plan to extend the sales tax to services to raise $2 billion.
"I think that's a possibility," Sen. Wayne Bryant told The Associated Press. Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman confirmed the Assembly also is considering the idea. "Given our situation, we're not eliminating the discussion of any option," Coleman said. "I haven't seen all the numbers, but I think it might raise enough money," Bryant said.
Completely clueless. Taxpayers want Trenton to cut state spending, not come up with new ways to extract money out of their wallets. Shifting taxes around and identifying new things to tax does not solve the problem.
The people of New Jersey already pay more than their fair of taxes, no matter what Governor Jon Corzine, Senator Bob Menendez and all the other state Democrats might have you believe. These numbers don’t lie. New Jersey’s per capita tax of $16,667 is the second highest in the nation. And that's before Corzine’s new hospital, sales and other proposed taxes.
Enough is enough.