Daily Archives: March 20, 2009

The President’s Message to the Iranian People

President Obama’s special video message for all those celebrating Nowruz, or “New Day.” This year, the President wanted to send a special message to the people and government of Iran, acknowledging the strain in our relations over the last few decades. After committing his administration to a future of honest and respectful diplomacy, he addresses Iran’s leaders directly

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Corzine To Restore Property Tax Deductions For Those Earning Up To $150K

I have many friends on the social networking site Facebook, one of which is Jon Corzine, when I logged onto my account I noticed the following entry from the Governor:

Jon Corzine is restoring property tax deductions for taxpayers earning up to $150k. With this revision 84% of taxpayers can claim the deduction.”

This was a smart move, taking away the property tax deduction for those making less the $75K a year, in order to balance this years budget would have been the equivalent of Jim Florio’s tax on toilet in the early 90’s.  It could have sparked a real revolt.

In the current economic mess we find ourselves in today, New Jersey residents already pay the highest property taxes in the country, to take away both their tax deduction and rebates for property taxes would most likely be political suicide for the Governor and Democrats in Trenton.  

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