Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Bad Day, Even by New Jersey's Low Standards

Billionaire Jon Corzine decides to balance the state's budget by cutting spending, reducing the outlandish benefits enjoyed by state employees, and by cutting taxes in the hope of spurring revenue growth !

Nah. Not really. Instead he's going to rape the poor and middle class:

Tolls on the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike and Atlantic City Expressway could rise by more than 50 percent in 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 under a plan Gov. Jon S. Corzine unveiled today in his State of the State speech to the Legislature.

"I want to be clear and honest up front: My plan involves significant toll hikes. Those toll hikes will be predictable, fair and reflect increases in the cost of living, past, present and into the future," Corzine said.

Yeah. I guess when you are constantly riding in the back of a limo, and never have to reach into your pocket at the toll plaza, a 550% increase would seem fair!

A 70-cent toll on the Garden State Parkway now could cost between $3.65 and $4.10 in 2022, depending on how the plan factors in inflation. National inflation has averaged 2.6 percent over the past 15 years.
Likewise, a $1 trip on the New Jersey Turnpike could cost between $5.50 and $6.50 by 2022, depending upon inflation. For example, a trip from exit 9 on the Turnpike to exit 15E could see tolls rise from $2.20 today to around $12 in 2022.


And while Corzine gets ready to do the nasty to the willing victims of New Jersey, the legislature is busy creating new avenues of liberal guilt....

New Jersey officially apologized for slavery Monday, becoming the first Northern state to do so.

Red Generation points out what the leftist whores refuse to acknowledge:

2,578 New Jersey soldiers were killed in combat during the Civil War.
2,415 New Jersey soldiers died of disease while serving during the Civil War.
419 New Jersey Soldiers died in prisoner of war camps during the Civil War.

In addition, the hard service of combat and the mind-wrenching horrors of battle also saw 67,500 New Jersians....

That speaks louder than any apology, no? But one thing we all know about liberals: They would rather apologize than fight.

Can you stomach more? Bob Ingle of the Park-Press describes how the shamefully wasteful new state school aid plan passed; I'll give you his lead paragraph:

At 1:06 AM today, the Assembly finally shut up and called it a day in a legislative session in which both the lower house and Senate demonstrated what a mostly sorry collection of trough-swillers they really are -- the best lawmakers money can buy.

Want to know what the result of this liberal utopia is? Enlighten lays it out:

New Jersey had a net 2006-2007 internal migration loss of 69,160 people [4th highest in the nation - ed.]

And as he so eloquently puts it:

The state’s actions also has the side benefit of encouraging people who pay taxes to leave.

And there's the fault in the liberal's plan, one that they refuse to acknowledge: Their punative tax codes and interest-group giveaways are only effective if there are enough people willing to be victimized by their scams. If the victims decides they have had enough, and walk, the Ponzi scheme collapses.

Unless, of course, Corzine and his Democratic ilk build one of those walls, or "fences", used so effectively in the past by "People's States" to prevent their subjects from leaving....

Argh. See, this is why I quit blogging in the first place....


Erica said...

I LOVE it that you're blogging semi-regularly again. Love it!! And it's quite apparent that whatever passion you had bottled up inside of you that you said had died has returned.

Jon Corzine. Feh! He's like John Edwards...except he's already in office, and doing all this bad stuff, and making sure he leaves his skidmarks behind.

The peeps who say they are the ones who stand for the middle class are the same ones who are destroying the middle class.

Youse need to start a major revolution and elect these commie doodieballs out of office.

Anonymous said...

It's beyond depressing. Really.