Statements about Income

"Most of the U.S. Senate is comprised of multimillionaires."

"More than 50 percent of those people getting minimum wage in this state are high school students."

Says "when I voted against [an increase in the minimum wage], it was in the 80s."

"The income tax that started at 2 percent under Governor Byrne is now 9 percent."

"Sen. Bob Menendez voted to enact a new tax on the sale of homes of 3.8%."

Says "$57,000 is the mean [income] in our state" for a family.

"If you're earning under $100,000 a year and you commute to New York every day you pay more to the Port Authority in tolls than you pay to the state of New Jersey in income tax."

"While the country’s economy was battered, nine states with no income tax actually grew jobs from 2001 to 2010."

"Under this tax cut, middle-class families don't save enough for a week's worth of groceries, while millionaires save enough to go on an exotic vacation."

Says the Treasury Department "says 41 percent of all business income reported on individual returns would be hit by the [millionaires’] surtax" that "would harm small businessmen and women, the very people we are counting on to create new jobs."

Says state Senate President Stephen "Sweeney gave us the nation's highest income tax rates, driving out jobs."

Says Vince Polistina is "collecting nearly $70,000 in taxpayer-funded salaries -- plus a government pension."

"Point Pleasant Beach does not own its beaches; they are privately owned and operated by businesses such as Jenkinson’s"

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