Friday, May 21, 2010

News Stories on Governor Christie's Veto of Millionaire tax

Here are some stories in the news about Governor Corzine Christie and his veto of the millionaires tax.

NJ Governor Chris Corzine Christie at Hoboken Town Hall Meeting with Zimmer and Cunningham
Photo Courtesy of MSV Blog's "Da Horsey" 
Democrats’ one-shot, a series of inoculation

A MILLIONAIRES TAX is a one-shot budget fix. Forget whether the 16,000 New Jerseyans who make more than $1 million a year should be taxed at nearly an 11 percent rate. Forget whether the more than $600 million in anticipated revenue is an accurate number. And forget whether that revenue would really be used for senior citizens. In plain New Jersey English, just fuhgeddabout the whole thing. (Doblin, The Record)

NJ Gov. Chris Christie swiftly vetos millionaires tax increase, property tax rebate bills

It took about two minutes from the time Senate President Steve Sweeney certified the passage of the millionaires tax package for Governor Christie to veto the bills at his desk. (Friedman, Fleisher, The Record)


Face-off with N.J. Dems about taxes marks defining moment for Gov. Chris Christie

After months of threatening and posturing, the battle about taxes that will define Gov. Chris Christie’s first year in office was joined Thursday. (Star-Ledger)

My comment: Feel free to chime in below. I do support Christie on many of his proposed initiatives in municipal reform that make sense regardless of whether or not you are Republican, Democrat or Independent. I do not agree with repealing or vetoing the millionaire tax on its own. On moral grounds I do not believe in a flax tax and think a fairer system of taxation is a progressive schedule. Others may disagree and that is fine. I actually agreed with Ines Garcia Keim when she spoke of this issue at the Town Hall meeting this Monday. You have to close the budget gap from both sides, both spending and revenue. Of course that is just my opinion. Feel free to disagree or not but I do ask that posters refrain from using terms like ignorance or stupid but rather phrases like I disagree and here is why. I am tired of both Fox news pablum pushers and looney liberals who think they know it all. I know I don't and I do welcome diverging opinions. ◦