New Jersey Democrats are about to resurrect the idea of a tax on millionaires in the state and a spokesman for Governor Christie , in a statement, says
“increasing taxes on New Jersey families to pay for public employee entitlement programs is a very confused way to argue for strengthening the economy.”
There is also the question of how effective the tax would be but what is relevant here is the underlying hypocrisy of Christie taking a completely contrary view on a related issue that nobody seems to have picked up on.
In his Entitlement Reform Proposal Centered on Fairness prospective presidential candidate Christie argues for a tax on two-hundred-thousand-aires, which would amount to 100% of their Social Security benefits, proposing that:
“Americans pay into this system throughout the course of their life knowing it will be there if they need it to support them, but if they are fortunate enough not to need it, they will have paid into a system that will continue to help Americans who need it most.”
“An artist is someone who can hold two opposing viewpoints and still remain fully functional.”
with possibly the insertion of one word.