It’s just amazing how bad Republican policies are in practice. Joe Cryan just sent out a great rant pointing out that Republicans were against the tax amnesty program that seems to have saved the property tax rebate program:
“Today is a great day for taxpayers across New Jersey,” said Cryan. “Governor Corzine’s leadership in keeping the state ahead of the curve during this national economic recession continues to pay off for New Jersey residents. However, if the Christie Right Wing Republicans had their way the tax amnesty legislation would have never passed. Christie campaign co-chairs Kean and DeCroce and party Chairman Webber all put politics ahead of helping New Jersey’s taxpayers. They voted along partisan lines against a measure that was thoughtfully conceived during a national recession to provide added relief to responsible taxpayers by going after those who were delinquent.
These people are the primary supporters of Christie’s right wing agenda that would also see us deny federal money from President Obama’s economic recovery plan for education, job creation, unemployment insurance and the state budget deficit. We now see clearly what the consequences of Christie’s policies would be: deny any and all proposals put forward to get the state through this national economic recession while continuing to provide the wrong answers for New Jersey, like denying property tax relief for our residents.”
Kean, DeCroce, Webber, and 16 other Republicans voted against the program.