Statements about Taxes
Says "taxes were raised 115 times in the eight years before I became governor" and those increases were part of a "path that led to wealth and jobs and people leaving our state."
"We've got the highest corporate tax rate in the world."
"I haven't raised taxes in the time I've been the governor of New Jersey."
"(The Tax Policy Center) found that Romney would raise taxes on the average middle class family by $2,000 to pay for $5 trillion in tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires."
Says Congressman Jon Runyan does not want to cut taxes for the middle class, but only for millionaires.
Says President Barack Obama "has not raised taxes."
Says raising the state income tax rate on millionaires to offset property taxes for other residents is "not a tax increase. It's a tax shift."
Says "the money is in the budget" to give a tax break to "everyone," including people making more than $1 million.
"We are not producing jobs. We created 80,000 jobs last month. We don't talk about the jobs that we lost. The net of it all is that we lost jobs."
Says state Sen. Paul Sarlo "said in February on NJTV, ‘there will be no tax increases in this budget’" and "voted the other night in the Senate Budget Committee to raise income taxes $800 million."
"(Assembly Democrats) wanted to raise the gas tax by $2.4 billion. We said no to that....They’re down on the ground. They’re sweating. They’re twitching. It’s ugly, ‘cause I keep saying no."
Says Democratic legislators this year "don't want to cut your taxes under any circumstances."
Says President Barack Obama’s finance team is recommending a "1% tax on all transactions at any financial institution."
Says in regard to providing "more tax cuts for the rich," Bill Pascrell said, "Republicans had great ideas. I liked some of their ideas."
New Jersey has "the highest property taxes in the nation and not by a little. They are the highest property taxes in the nation, more than double the national average."
Says "Bill Pascrell voted to eliminate all estate taxes for billionaires, and I voted no."
"In my years in the State Legislature, I have never voted for a tax increase."
"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."
Says "the governor took away a billion dollars of rebates, so in real dollars, our property taxes have gone up 20 percent."
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