Skip to comments.Poll: Voters not buying sales tax increase
Posted on 06/20/2006 10:37:27 AM PDT by bluerose1980
A Quinnipiac University poll found 60 percent of New Jersey voters oppose Gov. Jon Corzine's proposed 1 percent sales tax increase, which is seen by a number of Democrats as the only alternative to help close a $4.5 billion budget deficit.
How about cutting the budget.
Why isn't THAT an alternative?
Why doesn't Corzine simply impose a NJ state worth tax applied to all state level office holders with a net worth over say $20 million. It would be perfectly consistent with the RAT party platform position that the rich don't pay enough taxes. and it would be coupled with the fact most democrats say they want to pay higher taxes.
Heresey. Burn the infidel!
"How about cutting the budget"
Don't you know anything about RAT economics?
Taxes are the only way to balance budgets, tax your way to prosperity.
"Heresey. Burn the infidel!"
Honestly, if there is going to be any tax increase, I would rather have a sales tax increase than either an income or property tax increase. In NJ, no sales tax is assessed on food or clothes. Plus, with a sales tax, we as taxpayers can choose to buy or not to buy those non-necessities which are subject to sales tax, while an income tax takes away our money before we even see it.
"Don't you know anything about RAT economics?
Taxes are the only way to balance budgets, tax your way to prosperity."
I'm sorry *hangs his head* I truly deserve a beating for that one :(
How about no tax increase? We already have high taxes. Cut the damn budget.
you kidding? that's like telling them "slit your yugular vein with a chainsaw."
If NJ laid off all their state workers they would not be able to close the $ 4.5 Billion dollar deficit (thanks to Kean, Whitman, Florio, McGreevey, Codey admin of taxcut and borrow or spend and borrow). The best way is to keep the budget growth to inflation or lower and hope the booming economy will generate revenue growths above the inflation rate, thus over time the deficit will gradually shrink. Problem is not tax cuts nor tax increases, but spending that exceeds the revenue and revenue growths.
"slit your yugular vein with a chainsaw."
Only RATS have yugular veins.
All I'm saying is that an increase in the sales tax is probably the least of all evils among the various ways taxes could be increased.
Well I don't for a moment presume to now what the budget is in NJ.
But I do know that when I am faced with increased pricing, I have to cut something somewhere to make ends meet.
I can't simply walk into the bosses office and tell him that I'm charging him 15.00 an hour instead of 13.25.
Seems to me that governments need to do the same thing.
And the public employee and teachers YOON-YUNS had a Nuremberg -style rally broadcast on all of the local TV channels in support of Cor-slimes budget.
How about getting the teachers, state policemen, prison guards, and TRENTON BUREAUCRATS to CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR OWN retirement funds for a change!
RAT economics decree cuts can only be made in essential services like DMV, snow plowing, trash removal, law enforcement, etc.
Therefore the populace will gladly take the tax increases since other "services" will be cut that they cannot live without.
But the sacred cows of welfare, AFDC, free medical, etc. MUST NEVER be cut for that would spell doom for the recipients.
They would have to choose between McDonald's and cable TV.
Yah yah yah, 60% reject another tax increase. The same 60% who will go out and vote dem over and over and over again. Can you say, Senator Menendez?
I just moved to NJ 4 months ago, and I live in Camden County (not Camden City). Are you telling me that I don't pay sales tax on food, clothes, and even TP because I live in what may be considered an "enterprise" zone by extension of Camden? So, if I go to the shore, they do charge sales tax for those items? How is your sales tax lower?
Yeah, but what are they going to do about it?
I pay 3% on all non-food, non-clothing goods. This is lower than the state rate of 6%. Basically, if you live in certain urban areas of the state (as I do), you get an automatic 50% cut off of the state sales tax.
Not fair! I still pay the 6% on the taxable goods, even though where I live is pretty heavily populated and lower-middle class at best. I guess I would have to drive into Camden to save 50%.
Which will drive a greater proportion of buyers to shop in PA and DE the effect of which may be to actually lower sales revenues.
On the other hand, just increase sales tax 10%. Add a VAT tax too.
Because it's the government's money, serf! Get back to work, they need more!
You do not pay sales tax on those items anywhere in NJ. The enterprize zone has only 3% sales tax on all other items.
With elevated gas prices, the question comes "is it cheaper to drive farther to get something you need?".
The solution is "mail order" purchasing online.
While mail order used to take 4-8 weeks, now many retailers are able to respond in 1 day - 1 week (including delivery time). And NO sales tax for out of state orders.
Our state sales tax is 6.25% (Texas) and local areas are able to raise tax up to 2% more (which Houston does, raising it to 8.25%).
But we don't have a state income tax (yet).
Yes, I know.
Plus, gas is cheaper in NJ, and income taxes are lower than most states, at least at my income level. The only nasty tax in NJ is the Property tax.
So, the taxes levied on this lower middle class husband and father of two who doesn't own a house in NJ is pretty low compared to other places.
BTW, is it true that property taxes are levied on cars in NJ?
Which will drive a greater proportion of buyers to shop in PA and DE.
Exactly my point. Sales taxes are avoidable and we still have the choice to pay them to a certain degree. Income and Property taxes are unavoidable and leave us no choice.
Problem is the deficit is so large due to all the borrowing, that NJ is in trouble. The people of NJ should have done something ten years ago. The state reps keep forgetting that unlike the federal government, the state cannot print dollars to inflate their way out. We are a microcosm of what will happen to California and New York.
those parasites vote
And the idiot voters need to stop passing every bond issue for the latest multi million dollar supposed do-gooder cause in a corrupt state.
BTW for those not following this, even the NJ DEMOCRATS don't support Crazy Corzine's tax increases.
BUYING sales tax increases?
They'll be GIVEN to us, whether we want an increase or not.
Decrease, cut back, trim - these words to the Democrats are just like RECALL is to the Auto industry.
The state of NJ has a 6% sales tax statewide, except in UEZs, Urban Enterprise Zones, (Like inner Camden City), where sales tax is 50% of the current state sales tax (right now 3%, after Corzine rapes the rest of us to 7%, it'll be 3.5%)
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