In a morning tweet, the respected head of the Monmouth University Polling Institute precisely identified why Governor Phil Murphy is fighting for higher income, sales and property taxes instead of reforming government spending - it will impact his political supporters and contributors.
Pollster Murphy, referring to the CWA’s support for Murphy’s higher taxes, wrote:
“Political calculus - makes sense to choose sides (as they made clear months ago). Not only will the CWA negotiate another contract with Murphy in the coming year, but he's the only thing blocking serious pension and benefits reform.”
That’s right - despite calling for fundamental pension and benefit reforms when he served as the head of a pension and benefits committee under then-Governor Richard Codey, as Governor, Murphy is fighting tooth and nail against implementing his own recommendations now that he has the power to actually implement them.
Governor Murphy is putting the interests of his political supporters ahead of the people of New Jersey - higher income, sales and property taxes for us, higher spending for them.
Signed: New Jersey Future Fund