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Murphy Administration Increases Taxes on Working Poor to Write Checks to Illegals


the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ, mere months before a double-digit increase in the payroll tax on workers, the Murphy Administration announced plans for a $40 million give-away program for illegal immigrants.

Recently, it was revealed a web site operated by the Department of Human Services will help distribute taxpayer money to immigrants who failed to qualify to federal stimulus payments because they are here illegally.

“The Governor’s priorities are convoluted and unjustifiable. He should have avoided this regressive tax increase on low-income earners. Instead, he clobbered the working poor so he could write checks to illegals,” said Senator Michael Testa (R-1).

“The non-partisan Office of Legislative Services in Trenton estimates the new tax scheduled to kick in on New Year’s Day will strip $40 million from the pockets of New Jersey workers, matching dollar-for-dollar the money the Governor plans to hand over to illegal immigrants,” Testa added.

Under the new program, illegal immigrants could receive one-time payments of $1,000 per individual or $2,000 for a household.

“It is the equivalent of giving a pay raise to people who don’t work for the company. Murphy is giving away millions of dollars that should be used to benefit the entire state,” said Testa.

The tax that will mean smaller paychecks for workers in the new year is just part of Murphy’s plan to utilize massive tax increases to stabilize the state’s Unemployment Insurance Fund drained by the pandemic and the Governor’s heavy-handed lockdowns.

“Murphy has been the criminals’ best friend and staunch advocate, so it is no surprise he is giving away money to those who broke the law to come here,” said Testa. “The hypocrisy is dizzying.”

In less than two weeks, employers in New Jersey will be battered with a potentially devastating $252 million tax increase.

Businesses and non-profits will face a 20 percent tax increase that will hit, appropriately, on Mischief Night, Oct. 30. Quarter million-dollar bump is the first in a series of increases over the next three years that will eventually exceed $1 billion annually.

“The Governor’s indefensible mandates bankrupted tens of thousands of businesses that closed their doors forever. This unnecessary tax is salt in the wounds for the thousands that struggled to survive only to be driven back to the breaking point,” said Testa.

“Murphy is still picking winners and losers. This time, his winners are in our country illegally, and the losers are the employers who provide jobs for our citizens and the New Jersey residents who will lose those jobs if businesses collapse under the weight of new taxes.”

Testa and the Senate Republicans urged the Governor to utilize federal relief money to stabilize unemployment and avoid the tax on employers.

Last month, the entire Republican caucuses of the Senate and Assembly called on Murphy to convene a special session of the Legislature to adopt solutions to prevent a payroll tax increase on employers, repay debt, and restore stability to the state’s Unemployment Insurance Fund.

“This is a travesty, watching the Governor ignore employers and hard-working citizens and instead placating his social justice allies,” noted Testa. “Murphy decided he wanted to tax employers when he didn’t need to. Now he is taxing employees, too, and giving the money away.”

13 thoughts on “Murphy Administration Increases Taxes on Working Poor to Write Checks to Illegals

  1. They call it Murphy’s Law for a reason (everything that can go wrong will go wrong) and Phil Murphy proves this to be true with every step he takes to promote his anti-business, pro-illegal immigrant policies.
    He shut down small businesses in NJ last year for ridiculously long lengths of time with the heartless mentality of a tyrant. Now he expects the small businesses that barely survived to shoulder $252 million in a payroll tax increase while he gives away $40 million to illegal aliens in NJ.
    What is it with this guy Murphy who gives the middle finger to legitimate businesses by soaking them with MORE TAXES?
    And when Murphy said “no new taxes” during the debate he’s full of garbage. How does he pay for all his irresponsible social programs that he has planned? By raising taxes!
    More money will be needed to pay for free this and free that and it doesn’t come out of thin air. It comes from MORE TAXES.

    Vote Murphy out. Vote tax-happy Democrat progressives out. They are not progressive they are regressive.

  2. Vote for Jack! Let’s get rid of Murphy.

  3. Just give Jack a chance. Remove the elite Murphy with his qtr of a billion net worth and zero connectivity to everyday working families trying to raise their kids. Every policy he puts in place crushes the middle class

  4. Much more important things to worry about in the state of NJ !!!

  5. Vote for Jack!!!!!

  6. Here’s another money grab that you didn’t know about, its hidden, and it WILL deprive your heirs of an expected inheritance.
    If you get your medical insurance through the ‘getcoverednj’ site (since they forced us out of the federal site), upon your death, the estate will be liable for repayment of ANY subsidy you received. For a family this could be hundreds of thousands of dollars. Go ask your accountant.
    Thats why NJ chose to do this program in the medicaid sector so they could screw us.. AGAIN.
    Of course if the estate has no assets your heirs won’t have shit anyway…

  7. The STAR LETCHER endorsed Murphy, but it was by default. However, they gave him excessive praise, IMO, by rating him mediocre.

  8. Don’t let anybody bullshit you you vote for what you want, if you think someone’s going to lower your taxes Dreamon. Not in this day. Yes they can cut the taxes by 20%, then they start cutting your services.

  9. Murphy is no good for nj

  10. “It’s Bush’s fault”!
    “It’s Trump’s fault”!

  11. It’s disrespectful of Murphy to always say we are going to take care of our “brown and black folks”.
    That’s essentially saying that brown and black people can’t be successful on their own and Trenton has to take care of them with taxes that others pay (through welfare and other forms of government dependence…which actually keeps people from becoming independently successful).
    If brown and black people analyze this they would realize that Murphy’s government hand outs are holding them back and they’d probably vote against him.
    Brown, black, white…we can all forge ahead to become successful in careers. That builds self confidence which leads to becoming accomplished. But Murphy suggesting that if you are a certain color segment of our society you will never make it on your own and you must rely on Democrat government hand outs guts self confidence and stunts your chance to get ahead on your own merit.

  12. Jesus Christ, Dems, is this program of increasing Dem voters by screwing over small businesses okay with you?

  13. Not to worry.
    Your idiot neighbors will vote him back in.

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