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Christie Warns NJ Residents of Post-Storm Tax Hikes
NBC NY(local) ^ | 11-13-2012 | Angela Delli Santi

Posted on 11/14/2012 5:49:50 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

Gov. Chris Christie is warning New Jerseyans living in storm-wrecked towns that they're likely to see higher local property taxes to help pay for rebuilding.

Christie, .... said an exemption to the state's 2 percent tax cap law is emergencies like Sandy, which destroyed coastal towns, knocked out rail service and left 2.7 million households in the dark. While municipalities can expect federal reimbursement for most storm-related cleanup costs, residents will most likely foot the bill for rebuilding.

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New Jersey residents already pay the highest property taxes in the country, averaging $7,758 per household. The property tax cap law has slowed the rate of increase, but the storm — coupled with stubbornly high unemployment and the weak economic recovery here — has cast new doubt on Christie's proposal to phase in a 10 percent tax cut beginning in January.

Christie said he still supports the cut, but said he'll adjust the position if revenue losses from the storm turn out to be severe.

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While Republicans and Democrats are likely to continue to disagree sharply over a tax cut, Christie said he and legislative leaders have pledged bipartisan cooperation in storm-related matters.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: christie
The residents should pay for the rebuilding, no? Any thoughts?

No mention that this is a one time deal or the tax hike is permanent.

1 posted on 11/14/2012 5:49:57 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

If they rebuild in the same places, there should even be question as to whether taxpayers pay for the cleanup next time.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 5:51:40 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Sir Napsalot

If you build on a beach prone to flooding , it seems that you should shoulder the burden. Maybe...don’t rebuild on a beach?


3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:51:43 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"While municipalities can expect federal reimbursement for most storm-related cleanup costs"

Why is the Fed responsible for this?

4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:55:17 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sir Napsalot

” No mention that this is a one time deal or the tax hike is permanent.”

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My late father always said there is no such thing as a temporary tax.

Government is reluctant to relinquish two things: money and power.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 5:56:25 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Sir Napsalot

0bama’s Greek Pillar needs to join the ‘Rat Party.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 5:57:29 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sir Napsalot

Storm tax hikes. LOL! Hurricane Socialism.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 5:58:08 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Sir Napsalot

After the wildfires in Central TX last year, the 1680 families whose homes were destroyed were sent their property tax bills to pay, right on time and for the full amount. And the taxes have gone up for 2012 because many people moved after the fire, requiring increased revenue from the remaining tax pool. NJ and NY will be surprised how many residents there will not return, creating future problems for the area.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:58:35 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Paladin2
-- Why is the Fed responsible for this? --

I'm sure the federal courts would find a constitutional basis. Off the top of my head, "general welfare," "affects interstate commerce," maybe in combination with "necessary and proper."

9 posted on 11/14/2012 6:00:20 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Sir Napsalot
Destroyed houses with no insurance or flood insurance. Isn't that a preexisting condition? If liberals were consistent, they would treat this problem like 0bamacare does and just decree that insurance companies pay. And pay, and pay...
10 posted on 11/14/2012 6:00:59 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: Sir Napsalot
Christie Warns NJ Residents of Post-Storm Tax Hikes

Or, just have Christie go on a no-doughnut fast for a year. That might cover it.

Seriously, I wonder what was the cost in American prosperity that won't occur, of Christie's little photo-op revenge on the Romney campaign. Maybe Christie and his descendants should pay this amount out of their pockets.

11 posted on 11/14/2012 6:03:40 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: Cboldt

Good, then 0bama can send FEMA to collect all of the leaves in my yard and take them to the compost pile out back.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 6:05:16 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sir Napsalot; sickoflibs; Impy; NFHale; DarthVader; nutmeg; campaignPete R-CT
Hate to sound like a dick, but...

“Blue” state, swooned over the Sandy photo op, reelected a US Senator that bangs underage hookers and voted for Obama again in overwhelming fashion.

NMP: Not My Problem.

If it was MA, I wouldn't expect the rest of the country to pay.

13 posted on 11/14/2012 6:09:00 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: Paladin2
-- then 0bama can send FEMA to collect all of the leaves in my yard and take them to the compost pile out back. --

Except the way it works is the feds make a law that if you don't do it, you are in violation of a federal law, and subject to fines and/or incarceration.

You'd protest that the law is outside of fedeal power under the constitution. That's when the courts step in and agree with the feds that the law is constitutional.

14 posted on 11/14/2012 6:10:01 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt
Yep, they'd pass a law requiring me to go to my "Representative's" yard and collect his/her leaves.

Pigs.

15 posted on 11/14/2012 6:15:57 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

The Fed = Responsible taxpayers like you and I who live our lives within our means and take care of OUR families. NOW we get to take care of the people of NJ. Which btw, wouldn’t you think a state which already has some of the highest taxes in the country would be flush with cash!?!


16 posted on 11/14/2012 6:18:20 AM PST by Josa
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To: Sir Napsalot

Bank the insurance check, sell the lot, leave the state, and thank hurricane Sandy on your way out.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 6:19:59 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Sir Napsalot
Increased taxes for rebuilding, on top of increased personal income taxes (most of the damage hit people Obama thinks are rich), on top of new Obamacare taxes. And then, their Federal flood insurance rates are going to skyrocket.

Gonna be tough.

18 posted on 11/14/2012 6:21:38 AM PST by TonyInOhio
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To: All

That’s just it.

Sandy is an emergency, what would be the next emergency excuse?

We’ll wait to see if Christie just talks a good game, or he actually puts meat into it.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 6:23:07 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Yep, I’ve reached my saturation point of “give a damn” for people who voted overwhelmingly to destroy the country.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 6:24:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Somebody has to pay for Fatso’s doughnuts.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 6:24:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Josa
"wouldn’t you think a state which already has some of the highest taxes in the country would be flush with cash!"

Ca$h gotta go somewhere. Maybe your "servants" ran off with it?

22 posted on 11/14/2012 6:24:47 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sir Napsalot

One of the attacks on the free market that the left has been using is that of attacking insurance companies for raising rates if you file a claim.

They use that as one of the reasons why the state needs to take over insurance.

Yet here the citizens of NJ pay their taxes to pay for the people and equipment to help them out if there is ever an emergency.

And now those liberals (YES, Christie, you are a gun-grabbing liberal), are saying they’ll need to raise property taxes.

Quite the hypocrisy and thoroughly expected.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 6:24:56 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Here’s a better idea... A tax holiday that would make it CHEAPER and MORE AFFORDABLE to rebuild. Possibly even better than it was and LESS LIKELY TO BE DESTROYED IN THE NEXT BIG STORM...

Caps used to drive the blazingly obvious point into their blunted, thick skulls.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 6:26:28 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Sir Napsalot; Impy; NFHale; DarthVader; nutmeg; campaignPete R-CT; ...
RE “Hate to sound like a d.., but... Blue” state, swooned over the Sandy photo op...”

What impressed me being a Peter Schiff/Thomas Sowell fan is that both NJ and NYC have price gouging laws which are really price control laws and both went to gasoline rationing.

The rationing cut the lines down some because there was some panic buying but it didnt bring in anymore gas.

These type of laws are very popular but I have never seen a poll that asks them :

Would you rather pay double (the prior price) for gasoline during a temporary shortage due to a hurricane or have none at all available for you to buy?

25 posted on 11/14/2012 6:26:57 AM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Bohner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Is there any doubt now that Fat Bastard is going to turn Rat?


26 posted on 11/14/2012 6:29:29 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MrB

I’m with you. I don’t “give a damn” anymore. I’m done.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 6:39:25 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: Dead Corpse

We’re more likely to get a bank holiday than a tax holiday.

http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-one-hour-meltdown.html


28 posted on 11/14/2012 6:43:54 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sir Napsalot
They will encourage them to support global warming taxes to lessen future hurricane taxes LOL
29 posted on 11/14/2012 6:56:05 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Sir Napsalot

He needs the money for a government bailout of Hostess. Can’t live in a world without Twinkies and Ho-Ho’s!


30 posted on 11/14/2012 7:18:34 AM PST by Bridesheadfan
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To: Sir Napsalot

Of course they should pay for it. The alternatives are not repairing the damage at all or trying to get someone else (Uncle Sam, i.e. you and me) to do it.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 10:28:02 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; MrB; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; Perdogg; BillyBoy

Here’s an idea, don’t rebuild it.

States were Obama got a higher % of the vote than in 2008 and or Romney a lower % vote than McCain

Alaska the biggest offender by a few points (Cause McCain had Palin on the ticket and Gary Johnson got a lot of votes)

LA and MS (barley, even higher Black turnout I suppose)

New York (both saw their percentages decline, the margin slightly improved for us)

Maryland (Obama got a lower % and Romney did as well by an extremely small margin)

And New Jersey!! You suck NJ. Float away, drop the conservative Republicans off in Virginia and then float out into the ocean and sink. The new Atlantis.


32 posted on 11/16/2012 12:43:12 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Impy

Are you sure you don’t always invert letters? You should invite Dwyane Wade over so not only could you compare notes on inverted letters (his parents should have been arrested) but you’d have some hops to go with you barley. : )


33 posted on 11/16/2012 1:59:27 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I meant some hops to go with *your* barley. Ironic that I had a typo when making fun of your (serial) letter inversions.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 4:11:39 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Impy

I meant some hops to go with *your* barley. Ironic that I had a typo when making fun of your (serial) letter inversions.


35 posted on 11/16/2012 4:11:54 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The truth will always come out. Christie is a democrat.


36 posted on 11/16/2012 4:15:50 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
You know I thought that misspelling of Dwayne was intentional kre8tivity (as has been common in the Black community) but according to Dwyane Wade Sr. his mother simply didn't know how to spell it right.
37 posted on 11/19/2012 10:44:09 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

And because you did I finally looked up what a petard was. :D


38 posted on 11/19/2012 11:02:37 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Impy

The Spanish word for firecracker is “petardo,” so from the first time I heard that someone had been hoist by his own petard I knew exactly what was meant.


39 posted on 11/20/2012 3:36:25 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

40 posted on 12/18/2012 2:54:21 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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