Senator Bucco: Murphy’s Interest in ‘Tax Fairness’ Really About Funding His Expensive Progressive Agenda

Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) said Governor Phil Murphy’s talk of advancing “tax fairness” is really just an excuse to tax more to spend more.

“Governor Murphy’s interest in ‘tax fairness’ is just an excuse to tax more to fund an expensive progressive agenda that New Jersey will never be able to afford,” said Bucco, the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “If the governor were truly concerned about ‘fairness,’ he would find ways to lift struggling people up by cutting their taxes, instead of pulling down those who have managed to succeed in New Jersey by increasing tax burdens that are already excessive.”

Bucco suggested cutting taxes for lower-income workers or increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit as non-punitive tax policy changes that the governor could pursue with bipartisan support.

“If the governor continues to equate ‘tax fairness’ with ‘tax increases,’ that should be seen as a clear sign that his rhetoric is nothing more than convenient cover for a money grab that would allow him to spend more.”

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  1. The term “Tax Fairness” is like saying “Painless Torture” or “fiscally responsible democrat”

    “Tax Fairness” is lefty language for “We’re taking more of your hard earned money”. period.

  2. I support a compassionate and humane government and that costs money, therefore I am in support of this, we need to tax the rich. so many people are vulnerable but due to funding limits are not being helped.

    • @david

      So why do rich people have to be more compassionate and humane than the middle and lower socioeconomic classes? If all you want is to help people then all income levels should help equally. If this isn’t what you desire, then what you really want, is for people who make more money than you to give them their hard earned money. You want to have the same life style as them without having had to expend the effort or undertake the same risks they did. Sounds like communism not humanitarianism.

  3. Hey David, when you tax the “rich” to the point they have had enough, the rich will leave the state and guess what the working tax paying middle class will be stuck paying for this mess, and think about it this Governor wants to be President and will be gone when everything goes bad.

    The only way to save this State is next election is to replace ALL those that are in office now. Democrat or Republican, in this state they are the same, TAX TAX TAX. Never reduce spending.

    I have one cost effective thing that should be started. Government cars are to be for Government work. We have to use our own cars, our own toll money, our own gas, our own auto insurance, etc…. so should the Government employees. Let them drive to work and pick up their Government car to do their Government work. Every time they use a Government car the tax payer foots the bill. Let them pay their own way. This is a great idea until the government employees ask for a raise to make up for them having to pay their far share.

  4. This is what happens when you love in e Democratic state. You are not a citizen, you are a subject. Therefore, they can do whatever they want with you.
    Get rid of the Democrats!

  5. Aside from the foolish and false notion that taxing the “rich” is compassionate, its not the job of the goverment to be compassionate.

    @david is virtue signalling and doing a terrible job at it at that.

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