The New Jersey Globe quotes Governor Murphy: “If you’re a one issue voter and tax rate is your issue, either a family or a business, if that’s the only basis upon which you’re going to make a decision, we’re probably not your state,” Murphy said at Rowan, according to KYW Newsradio.
I had to read that twice to make sure I read it correctly.
What? Is the governor of New Jersey really suggesting that businesses and people should leave New Jersey if they don’t like the high taxes? Does he not know that a 2019 Monmouth University poll determined that high taxes are the number one concern of New Jersey citizens, cited by 68% of the respondents? Does he not know that due to its high taxes and cost of living New Jersey already has one of the worst out-migration problems of any state?
As detailed in the recent SPCNJ report “Beware the Downward Spiral,” it is a fact that New Jersey has steadily lost people and wealth to other states – only Illinois and New York have had worse out-migrations. When it comes to millennials, New Jersey is dead last. That’s the future of our state walking out the door. And Governor Murphy is holding the door open for them.
Read the full New Jersey Globe piece here.