Monday, February 18, 2008

NJ Editorial: Cut the size of Government

Do New Jersey residents have any outrage left? Yes, apparently they do.

Link HT: Taxation with Representation

When will these politicians and think tanks get it? We've had enough with tax hikes, fee hikes, toll hikes and every other slick scheme to take more money out of our pockets. We're up against a financial wall, and many of us who grew up in this state and love it can barely afford to live here because of the mountainous cost of living that's primarily due to high taxes. We face the third highest tax burden in the entire nation, our salaries don't increase as much as our taxes each year, and Lesniak and New Jersey Policy Perspective have the bright idea of jacking up another tax?

Cut the size of government big time. That's it. That's what we want to see our government do before anything else. Merge departments. Kill programs. Sell excess property. Lay off workers. Shrink our terribly bloated government. Let the citizens do an audit of the state government.