TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans shared their criticisms on social media of Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed budget which included six new taxes and fees.
“The Murphy budget has grown a whopping 18 percent (approximately 6 billion) in 3 years,” tweeted Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union). “New Jersey can’t afford it.”
Governor Murphy says higher taxes will make us more competitive…Holy Smokes, he’s soooo confused,” tweeted Asm. Robert Auth (R-Bergen).
Auth also tweeted, “The Governor and his allies have increased the budget 6.3 Billion in the past three years…HOPELESSLY OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE PUBLIC.”
“Proposed state budget is $41 BILLION, a 5.4% increase in spending. The state needs to live within a 2% Cap,” tweeted Asm. Christopher DePhillips (R-Bergen). “NJ needs to get its fiscal house in order; otherwise, outmigration of businesses and job creators will continue.”
“Delivered in wintertime, today’s budget proposal comes with more cold and cruel news for New Jersey’s besieged taxpayers: the governor wants to raise taxes,” tweeted Asm. Jay Webber (R-Morris).