PISCATAWAY – Gov. Chris Christie made his position on the millionaire’s tax clear – again.
Speaking at a town hall meeting in Piscataway this morning, the governor likened the Legislature and Democratic majority to school children waiting until the last minute to finish a book report.
The governor told the crowd of about 150 that if the Legislature attempts to send him a budget with a millionaire’s tax proposal, he would kick it to the curb.
“Let’s be really clear,” Christie said.
“If you send me the income tax again,” he said. “I will veto it.”
The governor told the crowd it’s time for tax relief and touted the passing of a 2 percent property tax cap in the state.
“We’re trying to make sure you keep more of the money you make,” Christie said.
His statements were made amid ongoing budget talks that involve which of the three proposed tax-cut plans will move forward, or even whether diminished revenues will scuttle any tax cuts, as some Democrats have speculated.
Christie has maintained that even in the face of revenue shortfalls, there will be no tax increases.