This Is An Alternative?
NJ Assembly Democrats plan to push an alternative budget to Gov Corzine's "tax and spend" turkey.
Here's a link to a news story that briefly summarizes their proposals.
One of the Democrats' primary goals is to avoid a sales tax increase this year, possibly because they want to save this tactic for future use.
When you review the currently available details of their plan, one feature stands out. Like Corzine's budget, there are almost no spending cuts in the so-called alternative. Other than a lower pension system contribution, the Democrats' proposals are basically a collection of new tax increases on businesses, employees, vehicles, etc.
The only real benefit of this alternative budget is that it provides a rallying point for Corzine's opponents. Otherwise, it's simply another version of business as usual in Trenton.