(TRENTON) – Gov. Christie continues to duck Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald’s invitation to fulfill his own vow to debate “anytime they want” the Assembly Democratic plan for middle-class property tax relief versus the governor’s income tax scheme that would mostly benefit the wealthy.
Assembly Democrats have proposed a 20 percent property tax relief credit for the middle-class worth on average about $1,600 and a 25 percent property tax relief credit for senior and disabled citizens worth on average about $2,000.
Christie has proposed an income tax that would mostly benefit wealthy New Jerseyans.
Greenwald released the following statement on Friday:
“Gov. Christie sure has a lot to say, except apparently when it comes to living up to his words.
“The governor is the one who said he would debate ‘anytime they want,’ but I’m beginning to wonder if those words were as reliable as his broken promise to fully restore property tax rebates.
“Is the governor trying to hide his opposition to cutting the property tax burden for the middle-class and senior citizens? Or is he simply embarrassed to stand before the people of New Jersey and express his undying devotion for tax breaks for millionaires while trying to justify his net 20 percent property tax hike?
“Either way, we’re missing a straight answer from the governor, which sadly is nothing new.
“Governor, this isn’t too difficult. Will you finally live up to your word and debate our tax plans, as you said you wanted to do? I’m ready and waiting to meet you on NJTV. What is your answer?”