Chris Christie gets Democrat votes for epic gas tax increase that hurts the working class

Chris Christie

This election cycle represents a new height in the defiance of the shameless careerists who have turned American political life into one big kleptocracy alternately pillaging private enterprise and individual liberty while compromising its Vichy collaborators in all major institutions from big business to academe to even the biggest Protestant churches. Perhaps no one exemplifies this trend more than New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

On Friday, Christie got mostly Democratic support from both houses of New Jersey’s legislature to increase the state gasoline tax from 14.5 cents a gallon (second lowest) to 37.5 cents per gallon (seventh highest). Meanwhile, he lowered the sales tax and estate tax by a fraction, but this will also cause an expected billion dollar decline in tax revenue that will hammer taxpayers in the future by forcing the state to borrow even more money.

No group gets hammered worse by this bill than the working class. These are the people who often must drive to work, and most people fit into this category. The tax increase exploits the captive population which must drive to get to work or school. As such, it is punitive because it knowingly exploits the circumstances of the people who will be paying it.

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