Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville), the Democratic State Chairman
“Over and over when defending his policy positions, Governor Christie has said ‘this is what I was elected to do’. I must have missed the election where people voted for a Governor to impose the single biggest property tax increase in state history. “
“Throughout the campaign he promised New Jersey voters he would restore more property tax rebates, and increase funding for everything from higher education to beach replenishment.”
“Today not only did he go back on those promises, but he told New Jersey’s already stressed middle class to drop dead”
“During every recent budget, no matter how difficult, a priority was placed on education, property tax relief and healthcare for New Jersey’s children. This budget has one priority, and that is to shift this state’s tax burden from the top income bracket to the hard working middle class.”
Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-Morris Plains, the Republican State Chairman
“Today, Governor Christie outlined the bold steps necessary to tackle years of reckless spending and fiscal mismanagement in Trenton. Facing one of the highest budget deficits in the country, and New Jersey’s worst in recent history, the Governor is implementing real reforms by reversing the irresponsible budget practices that have ruled the state capital for too long,” said Chairman Webber.
“The Governor is doing exactly what he promised he would do – cut spending and balance the budget without raising taxes. That is good news for New Jersey, and a sure path to economic recovery in the very near future. ” added Webber.