The rich are already taxed enough, right? Although many would disagree with this statement, unfortunately there are others who think that no matter how much they take from them, the rich can’t ever be taxed too much. To that end, democratic lawmakers in New Jersey are pushing for even greater income taxes on the wealthy, in an effort to keep the pension payment alive in the state’s budget for 2015.
According to the Assembly speaker, the hope is that the uptick in income tax would start for those who make $1 million instead of a previous plan, which had the hike starting at an income of $500,000.
Meantime democratic lawmakers were also reportedly looking to add a 15 percent surcharge on corporate business taxes, as well as suspending certain business grants for a year. As the democrats continue to iron out their plans, it might all be a moot point.
Whatever plan they come up with is likely to be vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie. That’s because this would be the fourth different time that democratic lawmakers have tried to create a so-called “millionaires tax.” Gov. Christie has vetoed it the previous three times.
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