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Governor Corzine Shuts Down New Jersey

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It’s a good thing I’m spending my weekend in New York; the governor of New Jersey shut down the state’s government because the politicians couldn’t agree on a budget. It’s illegal for the state to spend money without an operating budget, so state services, including the casinos in Atlantic City, have been shut down for the time being.

Te issue seems to be whether the state should raise the sales tax from 6% to 7%.

Updated July 16, 2010 and originally published July 1, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar Mark Krupka

Where do I sign? All I can say is I didn’t vote for him. I thought he was an arrogant, egostitical ass and now my worst fears have been confirmed.

Everyone threatens to leave the state or country when someone they don’t like is elected but I will probably do so in a year or two before property values start to decline because all of the businesses and residents have moved out. I prefer to do business with local merchants but I just made a major purchase online to avoid the NJ sales tax. This will happen more and more until New Jersey businesses go under.

Corzine is the beginning of the end for the NJ, which is already the most taxed state. It has a lot to offer but I am not going to pay for Corzine’s Socialist programs.


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avatar john doe against the moron running NJ

I wonder what the hell the governor was thinking while sitting in his office that shouldn’t belong to him. He was thinking well holy shit lets take every possible thing we can out of schools both catholic and public. I was reading a letter my little brother got home from school telling all of the parts about how certain changes have to be made and all of the crap. Well in case our good and gracious (sarcastic in case you didn’t pick up on that ha ha)governor didn’t know businesses will leave New Jersey because of his crap half assed plan. Like stores like franchises such as Dunkin Donuts etc. because sales will drop off stupendously because of the profits that are lost due to the wonderful plan our governor put into action. My little brothers principal is nothing but a puppet for the state. In my opinion i say we IMPEACH HIM NOW before our state becomes even worse than it already has become form the administration.

Concerned Citizen
of New Jersey

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