By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
“I will consider any option that’s presented to me as long as those options include tax fairness for the people of New Jersey. Tax fairness for the people of New Jersey,” he explained to the CIANJ audience, striking a much more cautious tone than his embattled NJDOT pick Jamie Fox.
He’d have to explain it to me, too, not to mention plenty of folks in New Hampshire. And why even make it an issue? I think he’s got a better imagination than THAT, Save Jerseyans. There are alternatives, ones which would make great talking points for the presidential campaign trail, and he’s got the skills to scale the bully pulpit and articulate them. But that’s not a majority approach among Trenton Republicans who, faced with a depleted Transportation Trust Fund, don’t see much hope of a compromise with Democrats that doesn’t included new “revenues.”
We spend so much time responding in the GOP that I think we forget the important of driving the discussion, even if it’s a losing battle. Why concede from the get-go to a bad premise?
Enough from me. Let your voice be heard: