Yesterday, Governor Corzine promised to continue the same failed tax-and-spend policies that has mired New Jersey's in its current economic mess. Governor Corzine's campaign pitch is a simple request for New Jerseyans to double-down on his devotion to higher taxes to make-up for his irresponsible, short-sighted, and bloated budgets. Even more insulting to struggling New Jerseyans, the Governor's latest scheme to raise taxes comes even as his running mate, Senator Loretta Weinberg, admitted last night that taxes are too high in New Jersey. By Governor Corzine's own admission, his plan to solve his self-inflicted budget problems is to raise taxes by at least $1 BILLION in the next year alone. That's on top of the $9 billion in taxes he has already raised, on top of the highest property taxes in the nation, the highest overall tax burden in the nation, and while New Jersey suffers under the highest unemployment in 33 years.
"Governor Corzine has proven time and again that his first, last, and only options in a budget crisis are to raise taxes and cook the books. Yesterday, he promised to keep on doing to New Jerseyans what he has been doing to us for the last four years. We're apparently going to have to say this until we are blue in the face: we can't afford your higher taxes anymore, Governor Corzine," said New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Jay Webber.
"Governor Corzine's latest admissions make his agenda crystal clear. If he is reelected, the next four years will look exactly like the last four - more friends, family, neighbors, and jobs will be leaving New Jersey because they simply can't afford to stay. It's time we put an end to this madness and elect a real leader like Chris Christie, who actually cut spending, cut taxes, and restore hope to the people of our great State," added Webber.