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New Jersey conservative Lonegan heats congressional race over taxes

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A New Jersey conservative congressional candidate Friday blasted his opponent Rep. Joshua S. Gottheimer (D.-N.J.) for standing by and not supporting reductions of Garden State property taxes.

“Governor-Elect Phil Murphy held a press conference today with Congressman Josh Gottheimer and Democrat luminaries like state legislator Tim Eustace to announce he wasn’t going to do a thing about New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes,” said Steven M. Lonegan, a Republican hopeful for New Jersey’s 5th congressional district seat.

Gottheimer and the incoming Democratic governor Philip D. Murphy said they support the plan to relabel local taxes as charitable donations, in response to the new cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by President Donald J. Trump before the end of 2017.

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“Not only does the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs legislation cut taxes for at least 81 percent of New Jersey residents, that’s according to the figures used by liberal think-tanks, it has already sent fresh adrenaline into the bloodstream of the American economy,” said Lonegan.

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Lonegan also said that New Jersey has the highest property taxes and the worst business climate in America, and that Murphy and Gottheimer have several alternatives to improve the tax and business climate in the state.

“Murphy could remove the $10,000 state income tax cap on property tax deductions this month, if he chose to,” he said.

He said that Murphy could make charitable contributions fully deductible if he chose to, and Murphy could address New Jersey’s inequitable school funding formula and its misuse of the state income tax for social engineering — the core-reasons why New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.

“Instead, Phil Murphy has trotted out an ill-conceived, ad-hoc plan, cooked up by liberal public relations shill Josh Gottheimer, the same guy who provided the spin for the Wall Street firms that wrecked our economy,” he said.

Lonegan said that when you drill down through all the fluff of the bill, the Murphy-Gottheimer plan is to get people to donate more of their hard-earned money to the government in order to qualify for a tax break.

“Their answer is the same as it always is: Give more money to government in the hope that you will get something back for it.”

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Pelosi is Emboldened by Coronavirus Bailout, Vows to Dupe Republicans Harder Next Time

The Democrats’ socialist agenda is winning big during the coronavirus panic.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pulled the wool over the eyes of President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans with last week’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The disaster relief money was earmarked for many liberal pet projects, and Pelosi aims to do the same thing for the next round of bailouts.

She said on Monday that House Democrats are already preparing another massive stimulus bill, using the coronavirus pandemic to enact more socialism. She is likely to include massive infrastructure spending and serious government intervention into the health care markets in the upcoming legislation.

“Our first bills were about addressing the emergency. The third bill was about mitigation. The fourth bill would be about recovery. Emergency, mitigation, recovery,” Pelosi said during a conference call.

“I think our country is united in not only wanting to address our immediate needs — emergency, mitigation, and the assault on our lives and livelihoods — but also, how we recover in a very positive way,” she added.

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Republican leaders are up in arms about how Pelosi is exploiting a crisis to get her partisan agenda muscled through Congress, but it is unclear if they have the courage to actually stop her.

“They’re approaching it — it seems like — as an opportunity to pass their political and ideological agenda. We’re approaching it as, ‘How do we protect the public health and our economy?’ And those are pretty divergent goals,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said.

Pelosi is eager to exploit the coronavirus crisis quickly and use the panic and fear in the public as an excuse to massively increase government spending and control.

“I do think that it is really important that as soon as we are here, we are ready to pass legislation,” she said.

President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans did Pelosi’s bidding when they moved forward a $2 trillion bailout bill that included funding for liberal policy goals that had nothing to do with the coronavirus.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) sounded the alarm over the sham and attempted to get Congress to actually deliberate and vote on the bill. It instead passed on a voice vote with most legislators sequestered away from Washington D.C.

Massie’s principled stand against Pelosi’s profligate spending bill earned him a tongue lashing from President Trump, who now wants Massie replaced in Congress because he’s too conservative.

With no Republicans seemingly willing to stand up against Pelosi, there will likely be more bailout socialism on the way as the Democrats use coronavirus for their far-left power grabs.

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