Raising the Gas Tax: A Very Bad (and Old) Idea

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog

Trenton’s new scheme to raise New Jersey’s gas tax by a whopping 23-cents is jaw-dropping, Save Jerseyans, but schemes related to the gas tax aren’t anything new.

Did you know that, back in 2011, 18th District Democrat Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan (who was elected to represent the people) was the primary sponsor of the bill to increase the gas tax? I ran against him and came up short. Immune to consequences for their actions thanks to an electorate that refuses to hold them accountable, New Jersey’s politicians continue to recycle the same awful ideas with impunity.

Does it ever end? After over 100 tax increases during his party’s tenure in charge and he just doesn’t don’t know when to stop!

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This affects everyone: seniors, families, individuals, small businesses. People want to be able to live and work here. People want to be able to take their children out or go visit friends.

Expect to feel the pain beyond your personal trips to the pump.

This tax will be absorbed into your household grocery costs, trucking, busing, cabs and every cost associated with the gas tax will penalize NJ citizens for Trenton’s mismanagement. After 115 tax increases, Assemblymen Patrick Diegnan and his allies are so used to raising taxes they don’t have any other ideas for New Jersey. The gas tax – one of the Trenton Democrats’ favorites – leaves no person untouched.

Every day, the people in this state have to cut back to make ends meet;, it’s high time Trenton did the same thing.

The Trenton Democrats who control the legislature aren’t willing to make any tough decisions to help our state. Rather than work on budget cuts, the easy solution to every problem is to leech more money out of the citizens of New Jersey. It is no wonder a record amount of residents are leaving our state every year.

There comes a point where enough is enough. Let’s stop taxing seniors, families, individuals, and businesses out of our state. Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan and his team have sent enough people packing; maybe it’s their turn to go.

Vote with your pocket in mind – not the party – when these legislative thieves are on the ballot again in November 2017.


Joe Sinagra
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Joe is a U.S. Air Force veteran, small businessman and former candidate for the New Jersey legislature and New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. He continues to actively work for GOP causes and candidates in the Central New Jersey region.