Skip to comments.George Will never do his research
Posted on 08/25/2011 7:15:14 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Inside the Beltway, George Will is considered quite a columnist.
That sure doesn't carry over when he ventures north of I-495.
Why is he writing nonsense like this about Chris Christie?
Taxing the rich is popular, but Christie told New Jersey: “If I let my foot off their throat on the millionaire’s tax, they’re coming after you with the gas tax.” That is, the 24-cent increase in the tax the Legislature can’t get past him.
Does this guy ever do any research at all?
The Democrats have not tried to get a 24-cent-a-gallon gas tax through the Legislature. The bill in question, A-2718, was introduced back in May of last year and went absolutely nowhere. It has one sponsor and no co-sponsors, a sure sign of a dead bill.
The Legislature did not try to get it past him. The Assembly Speaker buried it in committee and the leader of that committee, John Wisniewski, has been an outspoken opponent of a far more egregious tax - the tolls Christie is raising on the Turnpike, the Parkway and the bridges and tunnels to New York.
Will seems to have watched the above video and taken that assertion at face value. But it was just spin.
Meanwhile Christie just finished raising the highest tax on motorists in the entire country. If Will had bothered to do the tiniest bit of research about our governor, he would have seen Christie was complicit in a huge toll hike to pour more money into the Port Authority, which may waste more money than any other bureaucracy outside the Beltway.
Let's do the math. The cost of crossing one of those tunnels or bridges comes to about $10 a mile.
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Someone else never do his research neither.
Someone needs to explain to this guy the difference between taxes (fall on everyone) and tolls (fall on people who use specific roads).
Meanwhile even if the Democrats had proposed an increase in the gas tax of 24 cents a gallon, the state gas tax would still cost the driver of the average car less than two cents a mile.M
Not that I'm for the toll increase but,I don't usually drive to Manhattan to - buy groceries, go to the store, go to the Post Office, drive my kids to school, etc... every trip in my car costs me 2 cents a mile with this gas tax. Hell, it is costing me more to mow my lawn with this gas tax.
In the long run the gas tax will take more money out of everyones pocket in NJ because not everyone is driving to Manhattan in the state.
The PA is mismanaging billions of dollars. They need to do more with less just like everyone else in the private sector is being asked. "Shared Sacrifice" you know...
That's like saying everyone who buys cigaretttes isn't paying a tax on those cigarettes since not everyone buys cigarettes.
A toll is a tax and a rather inefficient one when one takes into account the effort used to collect it.
George Will graduated from Princeton, so a) he thinks he’s an expert on NJ; and b) he’s too smart to need to do research.
Actually, I’m generally a fan of his columns, which I think are well-crafted and usually well-informed. So I’m disappointed he slipped up on this one.
love the headline
George Will is an empty bow-tied liberal suit who fancies himself a deep thinker and eloquent writer, who doesn’t think that people have caught on to the fact that he’s not a conservative.
But Mulshine’s a Paultard, among other things:
Running Like Ron
By Paul Mulshine | April 20, 2011
Paul Mulshine, NJ’s Own Clueless And Frustrated So Called Conservative Loser
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
PAUL MULSHINE BLOWS IT
Mark Levin: Paul Mulshine is a “Hack” and a “Jackass”