NJ Fiscal Folly

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Democrats Piss On Taxpayers

It wasn't enough to raise taxes yet again.

It wasn't enough to refuse essential reforms in state spending.

Now the Democrats have decided to add $270 million in additional pork to Corzine's already bloated budget. It only took two days to confirm my prediction that commingled tax revenues from the sales tax increase will be diverted from property tax relief to other programs.

During the last week, we got a lot of bluster from Corzine about his willingness to use the line item veto. Let's see how long it takes him to weasel out of that pledge too.

Update: The final figure was $250 million. The Democrats actually added $300 million, but Corzine made token cuts of $50 million. Thus, Corzine and the spendthrift Democratic legislators have already hijacked 23% of the sales tax increase for political pork.

1 Comments:

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Enlighten said...

Hey, but the 2007 budget contained $3 billion in "spending cuts". Funny, no one can identify what those "cuts" were, besides the $169 million in higher education. And as we have pointed out about a zillion times $46 million of the higher ed cuts came by eliminating "one-time funded" projects in last year's higher ed budget.

Given $250 million was added for pork, the $169 million cut in higher ed was probably eliminated also.

"Piss" was too kind in your title, it should have been "shit".

 

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