Support Governor Murphy’s Millionaires Tax

Dear Editor:

We support the effort of our Governor Phil Murphy to move forward the legislation concerning a tax hike on those earning more than one million dollars a year in New Jersey.

The reported goal of our governor is to utilize the funds from this tax increase to assist in the needs of education, transportation, property taxes and the public worker pensions. It is well noted that the former governor refused to pay the state’s contributions to the public pension programs even though the affected workers of his transgressions contributed their portion from each paycheck.

We give Murphy credit for taking this stand and his quest to end the “band aid approach of the fiscal house of the state.” Democratic legislators sent Christie this millionaires tax five times and five times Christie vetoed the bills. It is common knowledge that Christie had little or no concern for the working people or the labor unions representing the people.

We need to contact our state legislators in the Assembly and the Senate and let our voices be heard in support of this major attempt by Governor Murphy to attempt to cure the evils of the past that occurred in Trenton by the former administration.

Robert B. Knapp