Articles Posted in the " Taxes " Category

  • The Tar Pits of New Jersey

    By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, estimates that U.S. consumers could find an extra $100 billion in their wallets this year. William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, says the plunge in gas prices will translate largely into spending rather than savings since […]

  • Lance, MacArthur Offer Prerebuttals of #SOTU

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog President Barack Obama will deliver his second-to-last (there’s a silver-lining!) State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, Save Jerseyans, and consistent with this reputation for stubborn ideological behavior and extreme partisan brinksmanship, the President will propose… tax hikes and “free” college. All at a time when […]

  • NJGOP Needs to Make Gas Tax a Major 2015 Issue

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog In case you missed it over the weekend, Save Jerseyans, Matt Rooney wrote about how Jon Bramnick stopped in Bergen County, flanked by GOP legislators, and urged residents to “don’t move” in favor of voting for Republicans this November. This message was in response to Mercedes leaving New Jersey […]

  • Assembly GOP Road Show Urges Residents: Don’t Move!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Some (okay… many) observers might say it’s going to be an uphill climb with the current legislative map, Save Jerseyans, and they’re not wrong, but I think Jon Bramnick deserves credit, at this stage, for trying to make the best of a tough situation. He’s campaigning all […]

  • You Can STOP The NJ Gas Tax Hike NOW!

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot You may have noticed that price of gas at the pump is very low right now. Not as low as it was when George W. Bush was in office, but still very low. And maybe you’re thinking that’s great news for you. Well, yes — in a way it is. […]

  • O’Scanlon: There’s no silver bullet to resolve New Jersey’s budget issues

    By Declan O’Scanlon | MoreMonmouthMusings Politicians like to talk about budgetary issues and challenges in pieces -ignoring the big-picture, and inconvenient,  collateral effects of their proposed solutions. Even the public, and well-meaning editorial boards, fall prey to this segmentation mentality hoping there is an answer that doesn’t eviscerate their particular sacred cow.  Throw in the fact that […]

  • Mazzeo Plan: Property Tax Increase Takes it From Wrong to Worse

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Just few days ago, Save Jerseyans, I posted about how bad Vince Mazzeo’s plan for Atlantic City was and that is was the wrong plan. Well, it just went from wrong to worse. One thing I noted at the time was that Vince Mazzeo neglected to include Atlantic County […]

  • Transportation Fund Debate Ramps Up

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Negotiations are still underway between the Administration and the Legislature as they attempt to shore up the close-to-busted New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund, Save Jerseyans. Gov. Christie is on record opposing an increase but, in recent months, there’s reason to believe that his opposition may be softening. […]

  • The Never Ending Circle of Debt

    By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog A common argument offered by amnesty advocates posits that it would boost the U.S. economy and government revenues, too.  With an aging population and the ‘boomers’ ready to retire, less people in the work force, lower wages, and a historic scarcity of jobs, our government will need to generate more […]

  • More Evidence of the Death Tax’s Fatal Effects

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s more proof (as if you needed it) that New Jersey’s tax climate is driving residents to other states: The Franklin and Marshall College Center for Opinion Research University recently teamed with the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants to survey […]

  • Cutting tax burden must be priority

    By Jay Webber | The Save Jersey Blog Note: this post originally appeared as a letter to the editor in response to The Record’s “Death and taxes” (Editorial, Nov. 1) The Record was right. Policymakers should focus first on reforming New Jersey’s death tax. New Jersey is 50th out of 50 states in taxation overall, and high taxes […]