Trenton, NJ – New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Tom Wilson issued the following statement today in response to Governor Corzine’s State of the State message and proposed Toll Hike Plan:
“The Governor can dress this pig in whatever terms he wants, but it’s still a pig.
His proposal is the mother of all fiscal gimmicks that will leave New Jerseyans paying more so state government can spend more.
It is dishonest at best to call a plan that includes as much as a 500% driving tax increase and $40 billion in new debt fiscally responsible. The Governor needs to follow the lead of the millions of New Jersey families who’ve been forced to cut back on spending to pay their higher tax bills. We don’t need to restructure the state’s finances; we need to restructure state government to make it smaller and more affordable. The answer is simple: it’s the spending stupid!”