Vaguely serious and semingly humorless, Chris Daggett offers no treats -- and lots more tricks -- for New Jersey residents.
And Daggett's dramatic "new idea" is nothing but more of the same: more fees, more taxes, more money out of your pocket.
In fact, Daggett wants to expand the state's already monstrous sales tax to a whole bunch of new items.
Here's a list of some of the new things Daggett wants to tax as enumerated by the Save Jersey blog:
Just like Corzine, Daggett seems to have never met a tax he doesn't love.
- Seasonal Rentals: Daggett plans to tax seasonal rentals. That new tax would hurt the tenants and the landlords at both ends of the transaction, as well as all of the other tourism-related industries in Cape May, Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties. The Shore tourism industry is already hurting. A new 7% sales tax wouldn't help!
- Lawyers: Need a lawyer to draft a will, get a traffic ticket thrown out of court or help you set up an "L.L.C." for your small business? These services will get much more expensive under Daggett's plan.
- Accountants: Everybody hates paying taxes, and the complexity of the federal tax code makes accountants a near necessity for most taxpayers. Get ready to pay the State of New Jersey more every time you visit the tax accountant if Chris Daggett gets his way.
- Maids: This is a classic "let's soak the rich" maneuver. Of course, increased taxes for domestic services will lead to lower pay and less work for domestic employees. Tip your maid, Save Jerseyans. Chris Daggett is coming for their paycheck!
- Laundries: Taxes attached to dirty laundry? What are Trenton politicians supposed to do?
- Hair Stylists: Everyone gets their hair cut. Some people cut hair. There's no way this tax won't hurt New Jerseyans in the pocket.
No wonder Daggett demurs when it comes to criticizing Corzine.
The secret is out: "It's love!"