We’re Number One! We’re Number One! (For the 3rd year in a row!)

N.J. residents were highest-taxed in U.S. in 2009.

Gov. Chris Christie has pledged to change New Jersey’s reputation for high taxes. Judging by a report released Wednesday by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation, the state has a long way to go.

New Jersey residents were the highest-taxed in the country in 2009, giving 12.2 percent of their income to state and local taxes.

Wednesday’s report covers former Gov. Jon Corzine’s last full year in office, and it was New Jersey’s third consecutive year with the dubious honor.

But there is a glimmer of good news.  We went from dead last in business tax climate to #48.  With a bullet…

Anybody still think we don’t pay enough to support the public employee unions?

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