If You Overspend, Cut The Spending

Gov. Jon Corzine appears to be fighting a losing battle in his bid to raise highway tolls in New Jersey to address budget woes.

It’s a shame that this needs saying by a newspaper, but I’m glad somebody said it: “Tax increases and fee hikes of any kind should be fiercely resisted until all of the cost-reduction suggestions have been acted on.”

That’s a good rule of thumb for tax hikers and wannabe tax hikers across the country. But the odds aren’t good that they will abide by it. Raising revenue is the easier solution — and too many Americans aren’t willing to throw the bums out for hiking our taxes.

Why voters would rather pay more in taxes to get handouts that cannot possibly equal or exceed the tax bill once you include the cost of bureaucracy is beyond me.

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