Governor Chris Christie moments ago issued the following statement on the Democrat’s proposed Transportation Trust Fund plan.
“I reviewed this weekend the Democrats’ latest plan to fund the Transportation Trust Fund through a massive gas tax hike that does not represent tax fairness to the residents of New Jersey. Therefore, I cannot support it.
“I proposed a significant plan for tax fairness, one that included a reduced sales tax and retirement income tax cuts to offset any increase in the gas tax. The Assembly overwhelmingly approved that plan. The Democrat Senate responded by doing what Democrats always do on taxes: impose an immediate massive tax hike with a promise of future tax relief long after I am out of office. It is unfortunate that Speaker Prieto has now given in to this failed approach.
“As I have said for two years, any solution for a Transportation Trust Fund must have as its foundation tax fairness. This proposal does not. Hopefully when they return to New Jersey after the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia, the Democrats will put forward a plan consistent with that principle.
Their current proposal, however, is dead on arrival.”
Well done Christie
I think they should tax all electric and Hybrid cars, to fill the hole after all they are the ones that currently aren’t paying any of this gas tax, plus the people driving such cars apparently have some spare change to pay for there expensive cars, and ultimately don’t pay their fair share of gasoline tax. therefore they should be taxed by some formula based on the average lifetime driving abilities of the car, and should be paid when they register their cars.
That’s my boy. Thank you mr governor.
@poor man , you actually make some good points.
#2 well spoken like a good socialist
So how do all you pro no tax increase guys expect to pay for depleted roads. The fund is currently not enough and has not reflected increased costs.
Should the state simply continue to spend with no accountabilty as to how they pay for spending? Should Christie just continue to refuse making his obligated pension payments thereby kicking the can further down the road?
Daily commuter, the problem with raising the gas Rotax is when gas goes up so does a lot of other things because the price of delivery goes up.. They need to look for another solution
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