NJ’s new state budget “compromise:” Taxes, with a side of taxes, on top of more taxes

And of course wealth redistribution. Because when you rob Peter to pay Paul you can always count on the support of Paul. So, “free” community college! More money for the teachers union! Bump up the Earned Income Tax Credit so more people get paid not to work!

It’s a joke.

Tax Airbnb. Tax Uber and Lyft. Tax vaping. Tax corporations, because they don’t vote. Tax “multi-millionaires,” because fairness.

The millionaires tax became a “multi-millionaires tax,” as Murphy said. It will now kick in for money earned after the first $5 million.

The vast majority of New Jerseyans won’t pay this increased tax. Only 1,760 taxpayers will pay more.

It is my fervent hope that those 1760 targeted folks emulate David Tepper and hit the Turnpike south asap. Get out while you still can. You know Murphy will be back next year to sock it to you again.

Corporations will pay a 2.5 percent surtax this year and next and then 1.5 percent in years three and four before phasing out entirely.

Any chance Newark had of landing Amazon’s new HQ just went down in flames. Unless, and you know this is coming to the table, Murphy gives them a sweetheart deal. Some corporations are more deserving dontcha know.

But hey, there’s “good news” too. The state won’t shut down so parks and beaches will remain open while we celebrate a national holiday dedicated to a rebellion against excessive taxation. Do you think the Democrats see the irony in that?

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Rep. Al Green (D-TX) is the gift that keeps on giving

As we wend our way to the 2018 midterm election, one thing is clear. A significant subset of the Democratic Party is batshit insane.

A Democratic lawmaker who has tirelessly campaigned for President Trump’s impeachment blasted House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday for undermining his effort.

Pelosi, in an interview with The Dallas Morning News, had said she wishes Democrats like Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, would not make impeaching Trump a rallying cry.

“We have elections,” she said. “Go vote if it’s a policy thing and a behavior thing. I don’t know if you can get impeached for being a jerk, but if we did, this guy would be long gone. But that’s not unifying.”

But Green, who has spearheaded the push to impeach Trump, criticized Pelosi, saying that reducing Trump to a jerk “trivializes the impact of his bigoted policies on Jews, Latinos, African-Americans, women and the LGBTQ community.”

Oh please Democrats. Please run on a platform of impeaching President Trump. Please!

I mean, it’s not like his “bigoted policies” on Jews hasn’t fostered the opening of our US Embassy in Jerusalem, and a strengthening of the US – Israel alliance, right?

Or, his “bigoted policies” on Latinos and African-Americans haven’t created more jobs for both groups than any president ever. In fact the economy is booming, except perhaps in places reflexively ruled by Democrats (yeah, I’m looking at you Seattle, and sadly, New Jersey).

And he’s so bigoted against women that he’s got more of them in high-level White House positions than any previous administration. Oh, right, he whooped Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit’s ass. Oops. Sorry, not sorry.

As for “the LGBTQ community” Congressman, Ric Grenell is on line 1, and Peter Thiel would like a word too.

Sheesh. It’s like this guy doesn’t inhabit the Real World.

Then again, in the fever swamps of NJ Democrats (alas, I don’t know much about Texas Democrats) he’s mainstream. I hear people talking impeachment All The Time. It’s their Holy Grail. The NJ.com and Baristanet comment boards are full of keyboard warriors eager to opine on how Robert Mueller’s latest fizzled “bombshell” is guaranteed to bring Trump frog-marched into the dock. They hate Donald Trump with a visceral passion, and they’re not afraid to tell us, repeatedly.

Earlier this month, Pelosi told Politico that impeachment was popular in her district.

See, what did I say?

Mikie Sherrill’s minions are gung-ho for impeachment too. They see Russians under every bed Trump sleeps in. Of course they failed see the actual Russian spies who lived for decades in her Montclair neighborhood so I’m skeptical about their newfound Rooskie Radar, but hey, whatever keeps them warm at night. And when they’re not beating the impeachment drum they’re marching for gun confiscation so you can be sure the crazy runs deep around her campaign.

Which of course is Good News for Jay Webber, and Steve Lonegan too. That Blue Wave is looking more and more like a ripple, if that, meaning that as long as the Al Green Wing keeps talking Nancy Pelosi’s chances of grabbing the gavel keep diminishing. God Bless America.

House Democrats disenfranchise pregnant Iraq war veteran congresswoman #WarOnWomen

If Democrats didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.

Every vote counts! Unless it’s a vote Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like.

Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is expecting a baby in December, is being denied a request to vote by proxy in the House Democratic Caucus leadership and committee member elections next week—even though her doctor advises she can’t travel to Washington in the late stages of her pregnancy.

The Iraq War veteran, who lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in 2004, made the request in a letter to fellow Democrats. Her letter was read during a closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting on Thursday. But objections were raised, and the request was denied, with opponents including Democratic Steering and Police Committee cochair Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Why did Pelosi object to Congresswoman Duckworth’s perfectly reasonable request?

None of the caucus’s top leaders, including Pelosi, are being directly challenged in their bids to reclaim their posts. But both Rep. Anna Eshoo of California, who is backed by Pelosi for the Energy Committee ranking member’s seat, and Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, who is backed by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, are battling to convince a majority of House Democrats to vote for them.

Duckworth is among those who have thrown her support behind Pallone—against Pelosi’s choice of Eshoo.

Sorry Congresswoman. Your vote isn’t important, because you aren’t voting the way the leadership wants.

The only thing they care about is power. If you’re in their way, they don’t care about you.

Watch this Democrat attack ad and you’ll want to vote for Steve Lonegan twice

Some looney libtard group ginned up an attack ad against Steve Lonegan. I guess they want to fire up their base. You know, takers, slackers, sluggards, and layabouts. But I don’t think it’s going to have the effect they think it will.

See for yourself

Because I agree with everything Steve says in that ad.

From the comments at YouTube:

“Gee, thanks David Brock. I was going to vote for Steve Lonegan. But after watching your video, I REALLY want to vote for Steve Lonegan!”

Yeah. Me too!

Obamacare, so great the guys who wrote it, and the guys who’ll enforce it, don’t want to be in it

Democrats in Congress are worried that forcing their staffers into Obamacare will cause too many of them to abandon their cushy DC jobs. A “brain drain” they call it. So Dear Leader promised them he’ll fix things so they’re exempt.

But if the rest of us are herded into Obamacare and part-time-job-hell, well that’s just too bad. Shit happens dontcha know.

Just as long as it doesn’t happen to the IRS. The closest they want to come to Obamacare is penalizing us for not having it.

The Death Panel met, and pulled the plug on Irony.