Thu Feb 2, 2012, 11:08 AM
JustAnotherGen (21,743 posts)
Our Governor's Harmful Policies / Cuts/ Tax Plans - I mean Scams
Since we seem to have the most 'popular' governor (even more so than Walker) to be discussed at DU - perhaps we can start a thread about the Policies being implemented to harm New Jerseyans. A running list if you will. Not about things he's said that the media reports on to increase ratings and advertisers - but the policies implemented by way of his bullying tactics.
I'll start - July 2011 Budget Cuts he wanted . . .
Family Planning Services: $7.5 million;
AIDS Drug Distribution Program: $7 million;
Nursing Homes: $25 million;
Special Care Nursing Facilities: $4.4 million;
Mental Health Services Salaries and Wages: $9 million;
Mental Health and Addiction Services Community Care: $8 million;
Medical Prescription (dual eligibles): $13 million;
Keep Aged, Blind and Disabled out of managed care: $11 million;
Services to Blind and Visually Impaired: $1.5 million;
WorkFirstNJ Child Care: $6 million;
Maybe this way when he calls people names - folks at DU can see we much bigger issues to contend with than outrage over name calling by the Tea Party Favorite.
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Tue Feb 7, 2012, 08:08 AM
JustAnotherGen (21,743 posts)
2. Yet another bad Christie Idea hits New Jerseyans Wallets
Well - it hits those of us who don't make a million bucks a year. See - under this 'scheme' - we who don't make a million dollars a year get to take home an extra $25 a month in savings - or - about 5 gallons of milk.
. . .Next, he declared his 10 percent across-the-board income tax cut the fairest answer.
Every adult working in the state of New Jersey will get an income tax cut, no matter what level of salary you have. I don’t know what could be more fair than that.”
Well, most New Jerseyans know what would be better: property tax relief. Here’s why:
The income tax cut he proposes would disproportionately benefit the rich, as the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services has said. Since the wealthy pay a significantly higher rate under the state’s progressive tax system, they’ll see greater savings.
For the rest of us, the governor’s big “fix” would translate to less than $25 a month in savings, on average. That’s like a stocking-stuffer gift card. Not any real relief for middle-class families struggling more than ever under the weight of our state’s property taxes, still the highest in the nation.
Christie capped property tax hikes. But when you add in his cuts to our rebates, our net property tax burden has skyrocketed by 20 percent since he took office.
View full sizeNow, the average family’s net property taxes — meaning the amount you pay after rebates and credits — is a much higher percentage of household income than it’s ever been, under any other governor. Including the one he loves to malign, Jon Corzine.
See - - get it? Joke is on us. More in property taxes - more than when Gov Corzine was in office.
So what name did this idiot call someone this week? Because I've got bigger fish to fry!