I'm sure most of heard that New Jersey's government completely shut down since they couldn't pass the budget. Well, the legislature finally came up with one today that our tool of a Governor, Jon Corzine, was willing to sign.
The new budget includes an increase of the NJ sales tax from 6% to 7% to dig us out of the $4.5 BILLION deficit in our state. This deficit was of course caused by a bunch of idiot liberals who control the state and have no restraint when it comes to spending and ultimately wasting our tax dollars.
Half of the money generated from the tax increase will go towards offsetting our insane property taxes (the average homeowner pays $10,000/yr in property taxes compared to states such as Florida where people pay $300/yr. When it comes out, we will most likely get about $200 back, which won't do ****.
For some reason, they refuse to seriously consider cutting the budgets for state programs. And they shut down all the casinnos in Atlantic City, which make 1.3 million/day for the state throught the 8% tax on winnings.
What they should do is increase the 8% tax on casino winnings and get rid of all wasteful spending, but of course that would be too logical for libs.
Hopefully all these idiots are voted out come 2007.