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  • Tuesday, June 05, 2012
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Obsession

What Would Assembly Democrats Do If Governor Christie Wasn’t Blocking Their Obsession With Raising Taxes? The Last 868 Days Offer Some Hints

“We’ve seen this movie before. They raised taxes and fees 115 times in eight years. That’s a tax or fee increase every 25 days. … Here’s the thing with Assembly Democrats, they’re obsessed with raising taxes.”
– Governor Chris Christie, Garfield Town Hall, May 2, 2012

IMAGINE THE LAST TWO YEARS IF ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS HAD THEIR WAY...

  • February 2010: Assembly Democrats Raise Taxes And Fees To Close $2.2 Billion Budget Shortfall For Fiscal Year 2010.
  • March 2010: Assembly Democrats Allow Municipalities To Begin Collecting- Their Own Income Or Sales Taxes. (Lisa Fleisher & Matt Friedman, “N.J. lawmakers say towns should set sales, income taxes to ease high property taxes,” The Star-Ledger, 5/25/10)
  • May 2010: Assembly Democrats Raise The Gas Tax By Up To $2.4 Billion. (A2718, Introduced, 5/13/10)
  • May 20, 2010: Assembly Democrats Raise Income Taxes. (A10, Passed Assembly: 46-32, 5/20/10)
  • June 2010: Assembly Democrats Raise More Taxes To Close $11 Billion Budget Shortfall. (“Governor Christie Signs Historic FY2011 Budget Closing $11 Billion Shortfall Without Raising Taxes,” Press Release, 6/29/10) 
  • June 23, 2011: Assembly Democrats Block Pension And Benefits Reform Costing Taxpayers $120 Billion Over The Next 30 Years. (S2937, Passed Assembly: 46-32-1; 6/23/11)
  • June 2012: Assembly Democrats Refuse To Cut Taxes As New Jersey Continues To Have The Highest State And Local Tax Burden In The Nation. (“State-Local Tax Burdens and Ranks by State, 2009,” The Tax Foundation, 2/23/11)

Or Maybe Assembly Democrats Would Just Continue Their Pace Of  A Tax Or Fee Increase EVERY 25 DAYS.

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