Buono criticizes Christie over tax cut plan, calls for gov to sign millionaires tax

Gov. Chris Christie’s presumptive gubernatorial challenger says the Republican governor is being “outrageous” for saying Democrats are to blame for the lack of a tax cut.

Sen. Barbara Buono issued a statement Monday morning in response to news from the governor that he plans to send a tax cut plan back to the Legislature. Christie announced he would conditionally veto the Legislature’s Earned Income Tax Credit plan and send back a revised tax cut proposal.

“Under Chris Christie, New Jersey has more than four hundred thousand out of work, the middle class pays the highest property taxes in the nation, and the working poor have suffered a tax hike,” Buono said.

“Yet for years, Christie has never wavered in protecting millionaires. After forcing property owners to forgo a tax cut for a year, it is outrageous that he is trying to shift blame to Democrats for his fiscal irresponsibility,” she said. “If he really wants a tax cut, he should agree today to sign a millionaire’s tax that ensures we can pay for relief for working and middle class families.”

Buono criticizes Christie over tax cut plan, calls for gov to sign millionaires tax