In the biggest overhaul of the US tax system in 30 years ,not one democrat voted for the middle-class tax cut !

December 21,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the website Unbiased America author Kevin Ryan calls it the smoking gun in the tax cut. Rayan writes , ” If you want a smoking gun that the media and Democrats are actively spreading falsehoods about the tax cuts, this is it. Earlier this week, […]

By |December 21st, 2017|2017|10 Comments

New Jersey Once Again Ranks Last in Business Tax Climate

December 20,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, the latest Tax Foundation ratings are out and once again New Jersey ranks dead last in business climate . #50 New Jersey ranked in the bottom 5 along with
#49 New York , #48 California ,#47 Vermont and #47 District of Columbia .

Neighboring states ,#15 Delaware ,#26 Pennsylvania and #49 […]

By |December 20th, 2017|Trenton|9 Comments

New Jersey should get its own house in order

RE : New Jersey should get its own house in order

this letter was also published NorthJersey 7:03 a.m. ET Dec. 15, 2017

In regard to the federal tax reform debate, it’s amazing to read the many letters to the editor justifying the deduction of local taxes because New Jersey gets so little back from the U.S. […]

By |December 16th, 2017|village of ridgewood|3 Comments


December 14,2017

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Wayne NJ, the Goal Is To Promote Economic Growth & Candidates Who Will Improve Economy. Citing the need for immediate improvement of state and regional economies, more pro-business policies and effective tax policies, New Jersey businessman Joseph Caruso has launched a new Political Action Committee- – The Organization for […]

By |December 14th, 2017|Bergen County|0 Comments

New Jersey Posts a Better Than Expected Economic Growth Rate

November 29,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, The United States economy has been in a period of encouraging, consistent growth for several years now. According to 24/7 Wall Street ,the U.S. GDP has now increased uninterrupted for 14 straight quarters. The stock market continues to hit new all-time highs with yesterday marking the 61st […]

By |November 29th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Murphy Needs You on His Transition Team

November 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Murphy transition maintained a pretty low profile during Thanksgiving week, and the governor-elect himself made just one photo op feeding the down and out and less fortunate.

But there is plenty to be done behind the scenes: speeches to write, interviews to conduct, names to vet for jobs […]

By |November 27th, 2017|Trenton|6 Comments

Reader says pro-development crowd uses calls of “racism” to get its way

those of us opposed to overdevelopment are a mixed lot. You would know this if you have been at the Village meetings and part of the debate. The charge of racism is completely off base. It was something generated by the pro-development crowd last time and it simply had no basis in fact. And, as […]

By |November 24th, 2017|village of ridgewood|7 Comments

Reader says Every senior in town is subsidizing the residents with children in school

photo by ArtChick

Every senior in town is subsidizing the residents with children in school.
Without exception, every time a senior sells their home it’s purchased by new residents with children in schools.
If the historic trend accelerates (due to expected tax increases because of Governor elect Murphy’s promises ) then our taxes will go up exponentially as […]

By |November 12th, 2017|village of ridgewood|17 Comments

Within 12 hours of their victory, Democrats said their ‘first order of business’ is to raise taxes

November 11,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Per Democrats’ / Murphy’s proposal, marginal tax rate on incomes above $1MM will be 10.75%.
Below are the top two tax brackets in NY state and NJ state:
$321,050+ 6.85%
$2,140,900+ 8.82%
$500,000+ 8.97%
$1,000,000+ 10.75%
For a family with income between $500k and $1MM, the NJ tax is 2.12% higher than the […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Bergen County|2 Comments

Murray Sabrin : Phil Murphy and Democrats are legal versions of Willie Sutton


Murray Sabrin
Professor of Finance at Ramapo College

Regarding “State senate president plans to push tax bill,” (Nov. 9, page 1A). The people of New Jersey spoke loud and clear on election night. They want state government to spend more of their money. Not really their money, just upper income folks who make up a small percentage […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Trenton|6 Comments