Statements about Taxes
"Buono voted 154 times to raise our taxes -- like the sales tax, the income tax, health care taxes, even small business taxes."
"Under Republican Governor Chris Christie, tolls cost more. Train and bus rides cost more. College tuition goes up. But Christie protected a tax cut for millionaires."
"Four balanced budgets in a row, with no new taxes for anyone. The best job growth in 12 years. Nearly 130,000 new private-sector jobs. Merit pay to reward New Jersey’s best teachers, and the most education funding ever."
"The Internal Revenue code has ballooned to a 5,600-page, 4 million-word complicated mess that is seven times as long as the Bible with none of the good news."
"The United States currently has the highest corporate tax rate in the world."
"The people who were running the budget, in the Corzine years, decided to steal from the unemployment trust fund. … As did other Governors before. We simply don’t do that, haven’t done it, and won’t permit it."
"Governor Christie, his idea of jumpstarting the economy is to propose a trickle-down income tax cut last year and in his budget address this year, he stated his support for it again."
"Property taxes had increased 70 percent in the previous 10 years."
"We have a governor who's vetoed measures like increasing our minimum wage and restoring the earned income tax cut."
Says Chris Christie’s plan "to kick-start our economy" is to propose an "income tax cut that disproportionately benefits the wealthy, and...he's still proposing it."
Says "how much money the government is collecting from people...in terms of the gross domestic product" is "the lowest in 40, 50 years."
"A far different picture from the prior eight years, which saw 115 increases in taxes and fees."
Says New Jersey is "50th in return of our federal tax dollars."
"Now remember, property taxes went up 70 percent in the 10 years before I became governor."
Says the United States has the "highest corporate tax rate in the world."
"The income tax that started at 2 percent under Governor Byrne is now 9 percent."
"Bob Menendez actually voted in favor of higher taxes more than 70 times!"
Says "the governor is going around the state talking about [how] we should fund an income tax cut" that benefits higher income earners and not lower income earners
"Sen. Bob Menendez voted to enact a new tax on the sale of homes of 3.8%."
Says Gov. Chris Christie has embarked on a tour to "demand that New Jersey’s Democratic legislature approve an immediate tax cut that would disproportionately benefit the wealthiest."
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