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DiCicco: New Jersey Still Un-affordable!

May 20, 2010

Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco

Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco today said a report showing that residents are continuing to leave New Jersey further drives home the fact that the State is unaffordable due to its unrelenting tax burden. 

“It’s no surprise that New Jersey’s outmigration continues,” 

said DiCicco, 

“For the past eight years, Democrats have subjected residents to 115 tax hikes and runaway spending, bloating government to the point where it is barely staying afloat. This report certainly adds credence to ‘tax them and they will leave.’ Unless we stop the bleeding, we are headed for outright fiscal disaster.” 

            

Millennium Radio reported today on the results of a study conducted by the New Jersey Association of Realtors Governmental Research Foundation (NJAR GRF) that shows New Jersey lost more than 38,000 residents or nearly 14,000 households in 2007. That’s in addition to the more than 135,000 residents who left the State between 2001 and 2006. 

The president of the NJARG RF attributes the exodus to the State’s high tax rates, saying, 

“It is clear many residents are being priced out of New Jersey.” 

According to the report, property tax rates were 2.5 times higher for households entering the State than those leaving. 

DiCicco said that despite the continued bleak news, Democrats remain opposed to an overhaul of government, instead preferring to maintain Trenton’s status quo. 

 

“Democrats claim they want to reduce the budget, but have taken every opportunity to criticize Governor Christie for every area he has proposed reductions,” 

stated DiCicco. 

“They are also unwilling to support his efforts to structurally reform State government which is vital to restoring our economy and creating jobs. The only solutions they have offered are tax increases, which is what got us into this mess in the first place. 

“Thankfully, Governor Christie understands the need to change the way government, at all levels, conducts its business. The truth is, reducing taxes, cutting spending and reforming government will help make New Jersey competitive again. The governor’s solutions will begin the process of prioritizing public services, shrink our government and put the State on a path to renewed and sustainable growth.” 

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  1. robert sargent permalink
    May 21, 2010 7:13 am

    all i can say is thank god for mr. chirstie.a man who thinks the state of new jersey is worth saving.my family and i back him 100%.bless you mr. chirstie for looking out for the people and our state.

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