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New Jersey residents face possible 'rain tax'.
FoxNews ^ | 2.6.2019 | Brooke Singman

Posted on 02/06/2019 12:56:24 PM PST by carriage_hill

New Jersey residents could soon be hit with what Republicans are calling a "rain tax," if Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signs newly passed legislation.

The bill, approved by the New Jersey Assembly and the Senate, would allow municipalities to create utilities that can collect fees from homeowners and business owners that have large paved surfaces, like driveways and parking lots. During storms, rainwater mixes with pollutants on those surfaces before running into sewers and drains. The funding from the fees could be used for upgrades to reduce the impact on the environment.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corrupt; idiots; postedseveraltimes; rain; tax
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Catching-up to MD with their flush tax, chicken tax, rain tax and dozens of others. Way to go, Joisey!
1 posted on 02/06/2019 12:56:24 PM PST by carriage_hill
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... as if there aren’t already enough reasons not to live in that state.


2 posted on 02/06/2019 12:58:21 PM PST by Pravious
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To: carriage_hill

Here come the gravel parking lots...


3 posted on 02/06/2019 12:58:25 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: carriage_hill

When will they ever learn? Keep voting for the RATS to destroy the state, same as NY, CA. Il. etc.


4 posted on 02/06/2019 1:00:36 PM PST by kenmcg (tHE WHOLE)
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To: carriage_hill

” The funding from the fees could be used for upgrades to reduce the impact on the environment.”

Could be.

But will not be.

Guaranteed.


5 posted on 02/06/2019 1:09:04 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ltc8k6

Not much different here in PA. I had to put $150k in water retention ponds in, on top of $70k 6ft deep & wide trenches around all buildings and greenhouses in my 20ac nursery/garden center/lscp contracting business, back in 1990.

PA apologized for making me do both; only one method of retaining water on the property was required. The formula back then was 3 sqft of hard surface = 1 cuft retention pond.

Azzholes in Harrisburg: DER, DEP, DOE, EPD, Army Corps Engineer, and EPA.


6 posted on 02/06/2019 1:10:19 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

Congratulations New Joysey! You know what they say about dem ‘lections! LOL.


7 posted on 02/06/2019 1:14:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: Da Coyote

NJ’s unions need more money.


8 posted on 02/06/2019 1:18:05 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

At the Governor’s office.....

“Look at those clouds, boys! I’ll be getting a new Escalade!”


9 posted on 02/06/2019 1:25:48 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: carriage_hill
Spin up the updated Creedence Clearwater song

Have You Ever Seen Taxed The Rain?

10 posted on 02/06/2019 1:33:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: carriage_hill

Next will be a Methane Expulsion Tax better known as a Fart If You Must Tax. Will require a Fartometer installed on every one gas emitters.


11 posted on 02/06/2019 1:41:59 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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I would blame all of my farts on my cattle, but their farts
are already under EPA scrutiny.


12 posted on 02/06/2019 1:51:44 PM PST by centermass_socrates (The Government would never use high altitude UAVs with high powered cameras to spy on citizens.)
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To: carriage_hill

So, it is not a rain tax, it is a runoff tax.

Since rain is an act of God, there is an attempt to tax God.


13 posted on 02/06/2019 1:55:19 PM PST by bert ( (KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Honduras must be invaded to protect America from invasion)
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn’t find the “taxed” update version, but it was good to hear the “rain” song again, after all these years.

Now, I got an earworm.

Time for some Peter Cetera & Chicago.


14 posted on 02/06/2019 1:57:47 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: bert

The socialists/commies/fascists/anarchist demonkkkRATs in NJ gov’t don’t believe in God, so He’s ‘fair game’, too. The ‘flush tax’ is also coming. ‘Chicken Tax’, too.

“Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all

‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman
If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet...”

Don’t ask me what I want it for
If you don’t want to pay some more

‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes

‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
And you’re working for no one but me.

‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

The Beatles


15 posted on 02/06/2019 2:12:34 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: centermass_socrates

Good cover. I don’t have that.


16 posted on 02/06/2019 3:36:14 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: carriage_hill

“During storms, rainwater mixes with pollutants on those surfaces”

How many of those pollutants were caused by government sources? Or nearby highways, factories, etc?


17 posted on 02/06/2019 3:40:40 PM PST by LeoTDB69
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MD knows how to spread the tax misery around, personally, residentially and commercially.

The Chesapeake Bay is in bad shape, with polluted ground and surface waters flowing downhill into it, and they think taxing everyone to death — like the Climate Change/Global Warming idiots — will cure the problem.

The “Save The Bay” Foundation extorts a LOT of money from MD and PA.


18 posted on 02/06/2019 3:45:26 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

Awesome tune. Another good one and appropo is “Fixing A Hole”, dontcha think?


19 posted on 02/06/2019 4:01:46 PM PST by 82nd Bragger (Count to four except when in a helicopter)
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We have has a rain tax in the Cleveland area for a couple years.


20 posted on 02/06/2019 4:07:15 PM PST by LuigiBonnafini
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