Skip to comments.‘If you tax them, they will leave’ (New Jersey, says Gov. Christie)
Posted on 04/17/2010 11:26:49 AM PDT by reaganaut1
If the citizens of New Jersey like candor, Chris Christie is the governor theyve been waiting for. Or I should say citizens of the failed state of New Jersey, as he tends to call it. Its a broken state and a state thats broke. New Jersey was in a shambles, he says, when he became governor in January. Its a fiscal basket case, suffering from the madness of tax increases and excessive government spending, a wonderful state thats been brought to the edge of bankruptcy and faces the ruination of its economy and the quality of life that we want all of our citizens to have. New Jersey has deceitful politics, and the defenders of the status quo . . . yell and scream and demonize those, like Christie, who seek change.
The states misery is quantifiable, and Christie routinely quantifies it in his speeches. His budget address in March to a joint session of the state legislaturecontrolled by Democratsincluded this riff:
New Jersey residents are the most over-taxed in the country. We have one of the highest top marginal in-come tax rates, the second highest sales tax rate, the sixth highest corporate tax rate, and the highest property taxes in the nation. Add it all up, and the sad fact is that we are number one with more state and local taxes taken as a percentage of income than any other state in America. This is one distinction I am prepared to give up.
Theres more. We are first in the number of college students who, once educated, leave our state, Christie said. We are near the top in debt, and number one in getting the least back from Washington for every dollar we pay in taxes.
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Wouldn’t it be an amazing experiment if one governor could create a tax-free or minimal tax zone for “rich” people- and see what happened?
Wouldnt it be cool if NJ became the most “millionaire tax friendly” state in the USA, and see what happens? Hong Kong on the east coast.
Obama will send in Federal troops to crush such a counter revolutionary development/sarcasm.
And to think it is all the school teachers fault. Who woulda thunk it?
Christie is the man! Need more like him.
he would not have to lay off any public school employee this year. Including the bus drivers and “lunch ladies” cited as victims in that pathetic teacher union “tax the rich” ad.
So yeah, for that one piece of this year's budget madness, maybe the ball IS in the teachers’ court.
If they paid attention to Maryland, they'd see that “tax the rich” COST the state money!
Years ago, the population density of New Jersey exceeded that of Japan and India.
The more people you pack into a place, the more freedoms you loose and the more government and taxes you get.
When I moved here in 1972, New Jersey had no income tax at all. I can honestly say that the government of 2010 here does nothing for me that the government of 1972 didn't do, nor was there anything in 1972 that I was looking to the government for beyond the roads and police and so on, that was already in place.
New Jersey has been owned and operated by the pinky-ring teachers union thugs for decades. I used to marvel at the government school buildings whenever I took the little league baseball team I coached over to Jersey for a game. They're Taj Mahals.
Nearly all of the billions of dollars in cuts the administration has proposed would affect programs for poor Californians...
Government doesnt provide services to rich people, Mike Genest, the states finance director, said on a conference call with reporters on Friday. It doesnt even really provide services to the middle class. He added: You have to cut where the money is.
He’s a RINO. He was supported by Giuliani. He needs a real conservative challenger in the next election.
One man’s failed state is a another Leftist’s wet dream.
Here’s NJ’s “Teacher of the Year” in her union’s “Tax the Rich” ads
Here is Christie
Here is the next generation of public school teachers
“TAX THE RICH!”
As a rule, almost all our IL Democrats retire to Florida with their IL pensions. Go figure?
Isn’t Florida having major financial difficulties, too?
I grew up in New Jersey, and the state's politics have a combativeness that is a lot like New York. He's taking the Rudy Giuliani and Fiorello LaGuardia approach to governing, which is "Confront and attack."
“Through the darkest nights, comes the brightest lights!”
May God protect and keep him safe, for he has dared too much in the Unionistan state and I fear for his safety.
They’ll leave in NY, too.
New York State decided to increase the taxes on my boss, a prominent billionaire, rather than pay $38K per day, he moved to Florida and now New York State gets nothing.
Were they able to sell their homes for a reasonable amount I’m sure a whole lot more folks from New Jersey would flee.
The Union bosses will be coming for you!
“And to think it is all the school teachers fault. Who woulda thunk it?”
Actually it’s mainly the fault of leftist, vote buying, anti- American, tax and spend, political thugs. But as they tend to gravitate to unions and receive most of their campaign contribution from unions....
did you watch that last video?
Those idiot college kids chanting “tax the rich”... when asked who was “rich”, were stopped in their tracks.
One of them said “$50,000”
Another one said “All white people are rich” (and he was white)
all obama voters, forever.
“Wouldnt it be an amazing experiment if one governor could create a tax-free or minimal tax zone for rich people- and see what happened?”
We have it here in Texas, and other states without an income tax. We do have high property taxes, but that’s easy to avoid, just don’t buy a 4000 sq-ft house on Houston’s West Side.
All the rich people are moving to Florida or Texas .... or other no income state tax..
IL is essentially bankrupt unless they sell off state assets. We’ve been illegally borrowing for nearly a decade to cover general obligations.
How bad is Florida?
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