In lieu of Wanker of the Day already being taken by Atrios, I think Tosser (a synonymous term) of the Day is an apt title for our new almost daily feature. Plus if you imagine it being said with a strong British accent it trully is an interchangeable term.
Today’s Tosser is Bob Ingle. Who has a blog over at the Assbury (sic on purpose) Park Press, in which he states the following:
Tax Freedom Day is the date that marks the end of the time since Jan. 1 that all of your income goes for federal, state and local taxes. It’s April 26 most places in 2006 but in New Jersey it is May 6. That’s an example of how much more expensive government is here. What about New Jersey government is worth the extra days all your income goes to the state treasury in Trenton?
Someone tell Bob Ingle, that the reason NJ’s tax freedom day is a bit later than everyone elses has little to do with how expensive government is in this fair state, and has much more to do with the fact that NJ is top 2 (with Connecticut) in all categories of Per Capita Income, and in fact leads the league in Median (that’s average Bob) Household income.
So it takes us longer to be free of taxes because we are on average in the highest tax brackets.
Below the fold I award yesterday’s Tosser of the Day award.