Robin Hood in reverse...
New Jersey was actually shut down for a few days this week.
At least the government was.
And that meant the casinos were closed, the lottery terminals were closed, the car inspection stations were closed, etc., etc., etc.
How did they end this deadlock?
Well, the Democrat-controlled Assembly went along with Democrat Gov. Jon Corzine (who really wants to run for President in 2012) and agreed to raise the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent.
Corzine, in turn, compromised and agreed that half of the revenue from the sales tax would go toward property tax rebates, which are big in New Jersey because local property taxes are obscenely high.
So, follow me on this, now...
Corzine and his Democrat cronies are raising the sales tax, a classic regressive tax which impacts those with less income harder than it does those with higher incomes. Translation: They're taking from the poor.
They're then giving some of that money to people who own property. In the classic Democrat mantra, that's the rich.
So, the bottom line is that the Democrats running New Jersey are going to take from the poor and give to the rich.
Republicans across America, take note. The next time a Democrat cries that Republican tax cuts benefit the rich, tell them that Democrat tax increases benefit the rich and use New Jersey as an example.
I rest my case.