New Jersey Libertarian Party
PO Box 56
Tennent, NJ 07763-0056
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Contact: Jim Tosone – Vice Chair NJLP
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On Tax Day, the New Jersey Libertarian Party Calls For Lower Taxes AND Lower Spending

Tennent, NJ, April 10, 2016 – New Jersey had no sales tax until 1966. No income tax until the 1970s. Now we have both—yet our property taxes, estate taxes, and inheritance taxes remain among the highest in the nation. In spite of all of these taxes, New Jersey has the third-highest per capita debt in the nation. In recent survey, 60% of New Jerseyians making over $100K would like to leave. Money goes where it is treated well.

But taxes are only one side of the coin. Spending is the other. It’s time to acknowledge and begin dealing with the fact that spending and debt—at the local, county, and state level—is the root cause of the problem. And therein lies the problem. Voters are for smaller government and cutting spending in general. Yet when asked about reducing government spending on a particular program, or eliminating that program entirely, a majority of voters say no. Especially if it is a program from which they benefit. It’s easy to blame the politicians. But the only way things will change is if voters actively let their representatives know that they oppose new programs, new spending, and new debt. And that they want spending on existing programs frozen or scaled back. Only then will it be possible to truly reduce taxes, instead of increasing them or shifting the tax burden from one group to another.

The NJ Libertarian Party is NJ's third largest political party, founded in 1972. Our vision is for a world in which all individuals have the right to exercise sole control over their lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the rights of others to live as they choose. Our goal is to build a political party that elects Libertarians to public office and moves public policy in a libertarian direction.

For further information, contact Jim Tosone.