Stand With AFP For Lower Taxes Next Thursday, May 2
Would you believe that it takes New Jersey taxpayers 124 days of the year to pay their entire federal, state and local tax bill for the year to Uncle Sam?
New Jersey’s suffocating tax climate is damaging our state’s competitiveness and ability to create jobs here, but when it’s put in terms like this it hits home.
New Jersey taxpayers are working a third of the year just to fund the largesse of government. To put this in perspective, back in 1900 less than 6% of an average American’s income went to taxes. Today, it’s 33%!
While Tax Freedom Day for the entire nation comes on April 18, New Jersey taxpayers do not break the shackles of Big Government until May 4 – exactly one week from today! Only two states—New York (May 6) and Connecticut (May 13)—are worse off than New Jersey. And believe it or not, even states infamous for high taxes and government spending — California and Massachusetts – celebrate Tax Freedom Day more than a week before New Jersey!
New Jersey must change course and reduce the tax burden on its citizens and job creators if our state is going to become prosperous again!
If you agree that it’s time to do something about New Jersey’s crippling tax burden then join AFP at the State House in Trenton next Thursday, May 2 at 11am! We will be joined by two Tax Foundation economists who will explain their formula for identifying Tax Freedom Day and show why New Jersey is one of the three highest taxed states in the nation. A number of legislators are expected to join us as well.
Tax Freedom Day Press Event
Thursday, May 2, 11:00am-1:00pm
State House Annex, Committee Room 319
125 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
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At the same time, the Assembly Budget Committee will be holding hearings throughout the day providing the opportunity to listen in or testify on the state budget!
AFP may provide transportation from our Bogota office for a limited number of activists. Lunch will also be provided at the event.