Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Assemblyman John Wisniewski is disingenuous in his remarks about NJ Governor

NJ Assemblyman John Wisniewski is somewhat disingenuous in stating “Gov. Christie was governor for the highest property tax increase in four years last year, all while he twice protected tax breaks for millionaires. In protecting tax cuts for the wealthy, the governor and legislative Republicans denied vital property tax relief for the middle-class homeowners and seniors struggling to keep their homes. New York’s elected officials have come together to do the right thing, and New Jersey Republicans should follow their lead.”

It took the election of a Republican governor to wake up the Democrats?

Years of a Democrat controlled state under James McGreevey and Jon Corzine, a failed “asset monetization” plan, 115 tax increases, an increase in the sales tax, gave us a combined state/local property taxes of $2,372.43 per capita. New Jersey’s combined per capita collections give us the dubious honor of being the highest in the nation. If they were doing such a great job before Christie, there would still be a Democrat governor in Trenton.

New Jersey taxpayers receive less federal funding per dollar of federal taxes paid than any other state. Per dollar of federal tax paid in 2005, New Jersey citizens received approximately $0.61 in the way of federal spending, a decline from 1995 when New Jersey received $0.68 per dollar of taxes in federal spending (second lowest). What have the Democrat’s done in all those years to see that we receive our fair share?

Assemblyman Wisniewski and the Democrat legislation was MIA during all that time and are just now worried about tax relief for struggling middle-class homeowners and seniors?

They now have the gall to talk about partisan politics.

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