The plan, which hasn't yet made it to the legislature, has -- of course -- attracted the interest of the Democrat governor, Jon Corzine, who has raised taxes repeatedly. Imposing new tolls is a "legitimate alternative that needs to be studied," he says. ("[S]tudied" my rear end with a rubber stamp on it!) Some Democrats are urging that new tollbooths target drivers from blue-state neighbor, Pennsylvania. All this talk of additional new tolls has alarmed business owners and motorists, but the legislators say that they're out of money, and this will provide them with new money to spend.
Here's the point. Usually in an election year, liberal Democrats hide their true intentions from voters -- but not this year! On the federal level, both the Democrats running for president have already promised massive tax increases to pay for massive government expansions. Democrats in Congress are promising massive domestic spending increases, and on the state and local level -- as in New Jersey -- Democrats are openly planning tax increases with brazen confidence.
So when the Democrats run on "hope" and "change" or their "experience", remember this: Liberals are experienced tax raisers who hope that you'll just bend over, grab the ankles, and take whatever they dish out. The only change you can expect is to pay more for their plans and dreams -- not yours. (And that's not even a surprise anymore.)
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• AP: More States Consider Tolls on Freeways Amid Budget Deficits