Governor Christie Vetoes New Jersey Tax Hike in 2 Minutes (Video)
“New Jersey does not have a tax problem, that we don’t have enough tax revenue. We have a spending and size of government problem, and we need to start saying “no.” And, today is another one of those examples of saying no.”
New Jersey Governer Chris Christie
After vetoing New Jersey Dem’s latest tax hike
May 20, 2010
|'Millionaires tax' bills pass both houses, but is vetoed by Gov. Christie|
Governor Christie held a press conference following his veto:
I think what you’re going to find is that more and more people have left the state and continue to leave the state because of the tax situation. And, as I’ve said before, you’re not going to fix this tax situation by continuing to load more and more taxes onto people who have both the ability to leave the state and the inclination to leave the state if they feel they are being treated unfairly. New Jersey does not have a tax problem. That we don’t have enough tax revenue. We have a spending and size of government problem and we need to start saying “no.” And, today is another one of those examples of saying “no.” I just don’t believe that if you spoke to a majority of people in New Jersey, they would say to you, “Yeah, you know what? The government does not have enough revenue to do the job. We just don’t send them enough money, let’s send them some more. Because, they don’t have enough. It’s not that they are spending it so wisely, they just don’t have enough money.” And, I don’t think the majority of New Jersians feel that way and I certainly don’t feel that way.