By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
It’s Tax Day again, Save Jerseyans. That most dreaded of all calendar days is arriving a little later than normal this year due to the federal observance of Emancipation Day, but here it is all the same.
Yet as many of you are painfully aware, ‘Tax Day’ is significant only insofar as the government finally gets our money (or else). You, me, and the rest of the working stiffs out there? We don’t get to celebrate until Tax Freedom Day… the point on the calendar upon which the average citizen has finally satisfied his or her tax burden.
Surprise surprise: New Jersey has the second latest tax freedom day in America. And it keeps getting later. This year, believe it or not, John and Jane Doe New Jersey taxpayer will labor until May 12th before they can start keeping what they’re earning…
This is the reason why I’m forever and always a ONE issue voter in New Jersey statewide and legislative elections, Save Jerseyans.
I don’t care about road repair, birth control, casino gaming or the freakin’ state song.
NOTHING matters but taxes. Nothing. Discussion of anything other than remediating our state’s toxic tax climate is a waste of time. You’ve heard me say it before, and I know you’ve thought it:
What does any of the rest of it matter if no one can afford to live here?
When is New Jersey Taxpayer Emancipation Day?