Murphy says he’ll only tax the rich. History tells a different story.

Wonk time.

This is the record made by the parties, assessed by the annual increases in property taxes:

2002 McGreevey 7.0%
2003 McGreevey 7.6%
2004 McGreevey/Codey 6.5%
2005 Codey 6.5%
2006 Corzine 6.9%
2007 Corzine 5.8%
2008 Corzine 4.9%
2009 Corzine 3.6%

Total increase: 50%

2010 Christie 4.0%
2% cap passed
2011 Christie 2.5%
2012 Christie 1.6%
2013 Christie 1.7%
2014 Christie 2.3%
2015 Christie 2.0%
2016 Christie 2.5%

Total increase: 13%

Phil Murphy and the Democrats want to repeal the 2% cap.

Murphy and the Democrats tell you that they will only be raising taxes on “the rich”. What word do we use to describe a statement which someone knows to be untrue when she utters it?