State Of Disunion
Apparently NJ is under attack. Our #46 ranking in individual income taxes and our #50 ranking in business taxes are not secure. Otherwise, how else to explain a new proposal by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA), two powerful NJ unions, for a $462 million increase in individual income taxes, and a $300 million increase in business taxes.
Maybe they figure the best defense is a good offense. After all, it's the gluttony of unions like the NJEA, the CWA, and others that is one of the major factors in NJ's current distress. God forbid that they should ever be held accountable for their role in this fiasco. Better to create a diversion and deflect attention elsewhere.
NJ is one of the most heavily unionized states in the country, which is one reason we keep electing zombie Democrats for state and national offices. Lockstep adherence to ever-increasing taxes and profligate spending is destroying the state, and driving both people and businesses away.
When your political philosophy is based on grievances and entitlements, you need a steady supply of "oppressors" and suckers. One day, the NJ unions will wake up and find themselves all alone. Who will they blame then? Who will be left to pay their bills?