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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:34 PM

NJ Voters Furious As Governor Murphy Prepares To Sign 'Rain Tax' Into Law

Just when frustrated residents of New Jersey, one of the most heavily taxed states in the US, thought Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had already brought the state into the ninth circle of taxation hell with new taxes to save the state's ailing pension system, middle class voters in one of the least affordable states in the country have now been given one more thing to complain about: A tax on the rain.

After a bill authorizing the new local taxes was passed by the state late last month, Murphy is preparing to sign it into law, over the objections of the state's Republicans, according to the New York Post.
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The 'rain tax', which is largely supported by Democrats and largely opposed by Republicans, would allow towns, counties and local authorities to set up their own storm water utilities. These newly created arms of local bureaucracy would be empowered to charge property owners a fee based on the amount of non-permeable surface they own (think: parking lots and driveways). The logic behind this is that non-permeable surfaces create runoff when it rains, and that runoff gets polluted as it travels from these surfaces into local sewers, and then on to the state's water ways. The revenue generated by these taxes would be used to upgrade the state's storm water systems, and save the state's already polluted waters from further pollution (though the state would step in and scoop up 5% of all revenues).

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-10/nj-voters-furious-governor-murphy-prepares-sign-rain-tax-law

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Reply NJ Voters Furious As Governor Murphy Prepares To Sign 'Rain Tax' Into Law (Original post)
Troll2 Sunday OP
rampartb Sunday #1
foia Sunday #2
quad489 Sunday #4
Nostrings Sunday #5
Daves Not Here Man Sunday #3
def_con5 Monday #6

Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 07:54 PM

1. the answer - more permeable surface - is up to the property owner

do you really think that atlantic city apartment dwellers should pay for run off from trump's parking lot?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:22 PM

2. All of NJ's rain is now Trump's fault?

What percentage of the paved area in NJ is Trump's fault?

(Hint: Less than Warren is NA.)

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:49 PM

4. ''trump's parking lot''...wow, the TDS is quite strong there..........

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:59 PM

5. Better to just leave such a shithole.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:42 PM

3. good lord.

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:50 AM

6. Good Lord, they always over play their hand

This started in Maryland, and led to the election of a Republican governor, who was recently re-elected.

People love green shit, till it kicks em in the ass.

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