New Jersey’s Governor Looking To Tax Tap Water

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Yes, you read that right, the Garden State’s unhinged progressive loon of a governor is looking to tax… TAP WATER!

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The most densely populated state in the union, with one of the highest property taxes in the nation, is now looking to tax “drinking water”. A substance vital for life has now become a “viable progressive entity” for Democrats in Trenton.

The corrupt legislators within the state capital have run this city, which was once summer oasis with its beautiful beaches and summer rentals, into the ground with one putative tax after another. In fact, New Jersey is now one of the top three progressive states in the country where the middle class is now fleeing the state in droves (the other states being New York and California).

This latest scam comes from State Democrat Bob Smith from Middlesex County, who attempted to call the “tax” for opening your tap a “user fee” to purposely confuse his constituents.

Appearing on “Fox 5’s Chasing New Jersey” Smith began his “dog and pony” show, saying, “It is a user fee based on volume.”

“It would add 10 cents for every 1,000 gallons of water a home uses.”

Smith continued his pitch saying that it would only add $32.00 a year to the “average” water bill.

Smith claims the money is needed to fix a crumbling water delivery infrastructure in the state. However, the state already charges residents a “public utility franchise tax” on water system operators of $0.01 per 1,000 gallons of water.

That tax, which went into effect in 1984, is supposed to “ensure clean drinking water in New Jersey.”

Councilman Peter Brown D-Linden (perhaps the only sane democrat in the state) said, “Let’s call it for what it is… it’s another tax!”

Former Republican Presidential Candidate Matt Rooney weighed in on the egregious tax proposal stating, “Once again, the most over-taxed people out of all 50 states in this country, are being asked to dig a little deeper after Phil Murphy just raised their taxes by nearly $2 billion.”

“Remarkably” the Governor has only been in office 6-months, however, has already purposed raising new taxes by an estimated 1.5 billion dollars, which is in addition to his 37.4 billion dollar budget.

The Democratic governor is also considering raising the states sales tax and singling out millionaires with additional putative taxes for simply being successful and also closing “loopholes” which would extract additional revenue from multi-state businesses and hedge fund managers.

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However, even the loony democratically controlled legislator is reluctant to sign on just yet for fear of a backlash among the voters, with their biggest concern being the state’s sale tax which is currently at 6.625%.

Murphy wants to raise it back to 7% after it was dropped last year before he became Governor.

The Governor is also purposing a “Millionaire Tax” targeting wealthy individuals raising the current rate of 8.97% to 10.75% which would bring in about $765 million in additional revenues.

The bureaucrats in Trenton have already estimated that a household income of $2 million, (after deductions and write-offs), will leave an estimated $500,000, at the current tax rate of 8.97% the individual would pay $162,000 in state income tax. With the additional 2% tax rate on income over $1 million, the individual would pay $180,000 in state income tax.

Perhaps the next wave of New Jerseyans to leave the state will be those targeted millionaires, leaving the Garden State’s punitive progressive tax system for a more friendly “tax-free state.” Moreover look for New Jersey under Murphy to become a carbon copy of debt-riddled Chicago.


14 Comments
  1. Post Author

    No doubt, New Jersey is run by loonie Democrats. However, think about it. In the majority of all states, tap water is paid for by tax dollars or government fees on the tap water supplied to our homes. What’s new? The primary difference is just how exorbitant the charges are, which vary, state by state!

  2. Post Author

    Another reason why I am glad and thankful that I never moved to Jersey!!

  3. Post Author

    Oh well, you get what you vote for!

  4. Post Author

    Wow, this conspiracy is truly beyond everything! According our Constitution CLEAN WATER is to be given to the WE THE PEOPLE for FREE ! This is a FRAUD ! And people should stand up AGAINST !!!

  5. Post Author

    As long as people vote these morons in this will continue. They’re going to need Bernie Sanders “free for everything” plan soon, as no=one will have money to pay for anything.

  6. Post Author

    These are some good points and valid information, however;
    “unhinged progressive loon , corrupt legislators, This latest scam, loony democratically controlled legislator, punitive progressive tax,”
    The above phrases embedded in the article indicate more interest in an agenda than uncovering and reporting information.

    I’am out.

  7. Post Author

    Screw that nutjob! I’m not paying squat in any new or raised new taxes. I have well water and I leave NJ to buy TAXED items in Delaware. Houidiots who voted for him deserve what that clown decides to shove 10 feet up your stupid azz. Next Goldman Sachs of shit youelect should put your taxes atover $150,000 per month next year
    My name is John Budzash and I approve going to the state house with a few hundred thousands of true Patriots, then open fire on anyone wearing a suit and tie!!!!!!!

  8. Post Author

    Screw that nutjob! I’m not
    paying squat in any new or raised new taxes. I have well water and I leave NJ to buy TAXED items in Delaware. You idiots who voted for him deserve what that clown decides to shove 10 feet up your stupid azz. Next Goldman Sachs of shit youelect should put your taxes atover $150,000 per month next year
    My name is John Budzash and I approve going to the state house with a few hundred thousands of true Patriots, then open fire on anyone wearing a suit and tie!!!!!!!

  9. Post Author

    Why is that government thinks they can spend there way out of fiscal issues. Maybe NO NOT maybe now house holds have to cut back on everything so they can afford to pay even more taxes. Household have to cut back. Here’s a challenge cut spending, cut staff, cut pay, cut pensions, Not one politicians have the grape to do the hard work. easy way one increase taxes

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    When will this mutt stop ✋ with all these unfair taxes he is imposing on the people of NJ .as a senior citizen it is getting harder and harder to live in this state. Property taxes, state income taxes, utilities electric and gas taxes when the hell will it stop when we are all on welfare, or just pack up and leave because we can’t afford to live here. Thank you and all your liberal progressive friends for putting this state deeper in debt.

  11. Post Author

    Punitive is the word the author should have used. Putative has a completely different meaning than what they were trying to convey.

  12. Post Author

    I would not have thought it possible, yet amazingly, govenor Murphy is actually making former governors McGreevey, Florio and Corzine look good by comparison.

  13. Post Author

    You do not currently pay for water, I have lived in 3 continents and alway had to pay for water

    • Post Author

      Then why do I get a water bill from my town every quarter, dumb ass?

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