Bergmanson calls Corzine property tax rebate plan a tax hike

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Carl Bergmanson says he will welcome the reduction or elimination of New Jersey’s property tax rebates as long as the sales tax we dropped back to 6%.

“Let’s face it – The Property Tax Rebates are nothing more than a thinly-disguised vote-buying scam” said Bergmanson, the former Mayor of Glen Ridge. “If the Governor wants to eliminate them, I would support that, so long as the sales-tax increase that was used to fund them is also eliminated. Dropping the sales tax would be a great way to stimulate New Jersey’s economy – just like increasing the sales tax was a great way to wreck it. But since this proposal by the Governor keeps the sales tax increase and just eliminates the rebates, that’s nothing but a $1.7 Billion tax increase.”

“It should be clear to anyone that increasing taxes, especially in our current fiscal environment, is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline,” Bergmanson said. “We need to cut State Spending, not Taxpayer Spending. With his almost non-stop bungling of New Jersey’s finances, Jon Corzine makes it painfully clear to the taxpayers of New Jersey why he was run out of Goldman-Sachs, and why they need to run him out of the Governor’s Mansion.”

Bergmanson is Gov. Jon Corzine’s only announced challenger in the Democratic primary.

Bergmanson calls Corzine property tax rebate plan a tax hike