Assembly Democrats: Time For Everyone To Support Middle-Class Property Tax Relief

Assembly Democrats released the following statements Monday as the Assembly Budget Committee held its third public hearing on the governor’s budget plan, which provides tax breaks that benefit the wealthy over middle-class property tax relief:

Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen):

“It’s time for everyone to get behind the Democratic plan to provide middle-class property tax relief and help the families who have shouldered a heavy burden under Gov. Christie. Our plan provides on average nearly $1,600 in savings to middle-class families and nearly $2,000 for senior and disabled citizens. That’s a winning plan for more than 95 percent of our homeowners.”

Assembly Budget Vice Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen):

“It’s clear that Gov. Christie’s plan benefits the wealthy far more than the middle-class, but out plan provides help against the tax that burden our working families the most. The Assembly Democratic plan means nearly $1,600 for middle-class families and $1,939 for senior citizens. That’s real savings that will make a meaningful difference.”

Assembly Appropriations Chairman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/ Cumberland):

“Our constant focus should be on property tax relief for our middle- and lower-income families here in New Jersey struggling daily. It we want to make New Jersey more competitive, than we must tackle the property tax and provide more property tax relief. We don’t need more tax cuts that benefit the rich.”

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington):

“New Jerseyans needs real, sustainable and immediate property tax relief, and that’s what Democrats will provide. Our plan provides relief to more than 95 percent of New Jersey homeowners, with middle-class families in line for $1,600 and seniors set to get $2,000 to help fight the most regressive tax in our state. Property tax relief for New Jersey’s middle-class is the right approach.”

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D-Passaic/Bergen):

“Not only does our plan provide almost $1,600 for middle-class families and nearly $2,000 for senior citizens, but it triples relief for tenants. This is relief that is focused on struggling middle-class and lower-income families, not the wealthiest who have enjoyed $40,000 annual tax breaks under Gov. Christie – or almost as much as many New Jersey families earn in a full year. It’s time to do what’s right and provide this vital property tax help.” TLS.

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  1. How about time to through out “American water” from Lakewood as well. No one looks at ones water bill and then looks at other towns watr bill. No town pays water like Lakewood in world That I no off.
    Let bring compertition to the water company and lets see what happends to American Water

  2. Yeh! Go get ’em! Go get those filthy rich people who worked hard for their money, take away their money from them, and give it to us!

    Just like that cleaning lady who takes money from the rich homeowner so that her poor family can eat dinner.

    There’s no difference between them. They’re both forcefully transferring wealth from those who earned the money to those who didn’t earn the money.

    But the poor cleaning lady will go to jail, and the conniving democrat legislators will be hailed as heros! Go figure!

  3. Please raise the tax rebate income limit from the current $75K to at least $100k. A family with kids is still middle class with income that’s higher than $75k. People with large families are phased out of the tax rebates and are feeling very pinched.

  4. Who writes these one sided liberal garbage posts? Is this the opinion of TLS or are they copied from the liberal media? Thank you Yid for injecting some sanity in response to these type of posts.

  5. Here come the Democrats trying to buy votes. How about make the boys in Trenton a part time job with NO benefits!!! Look at the money we could save, that’s how we could lower our taxes.

  6. These politicians have it exactly backward–The 5% who pay income tax should be the ones entitled to property tax relief, not the 95% who do not.

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