VIDEO: State of Affairs Host Steve Adubato and Insider NJ Editor Max Pizarro Analyze the NJ Gubernatorial Race

On Thursday night, State of Affairs host Steve Adubato and Insider NJ editor Max Pizarro sat down for a Facebook Live discussion and analyzed the New Jersey gubernatorial race based on Adubato’s intimate interviews with candidates Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno during his one-hour special “New Jersey’s Next Governor”.  You can watch the special here and watch the Facebook Live discussion below: 


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    The Newhouse plan is to turn New Jersey — the whole state — into a “Sanctuary State.” What this means was outlined recently in a letter to concerned taxpayers:

    “A ‘sanctuary state’ will mean a huge influx of people who will need the social services safety net more than average. The Democrat gubernatorial ticket has promised to impose a so-called ‘millionaire’s tax’ that will chase away those who currently fund the state’s social safety net. Those who are left… the middle class who can’t leave because of a job, or because they can’t sell their home for what they paid for it, or because their child wants to finish school — they will have to make up for the shortfall in higher taxes.
    That won’t be easy, because at 26.1% of income, the cost of living in New Jersey is, according to Bloomberg, by far the most expensive in the nation. Meanwhile, state household income is nearly seven percent lower than it was in 2008 and has only grown by a little more than one percent since then.
    Those coming to the new ‘Sanctuary State’ of New Jersey will enter the workforce of the gray economy, where the minimum wage doesn’t apply. But for everyone else it does — which will leave trade union workers, manufacturing, medical care and health workers, service industry workers, and mothers with part-time jobs all at a disadvantage when competing for a job. It will be bad news for people trying to pay their mortgage, their property taxes, those hoping to avoid foreclosure.
    And just where will all these newcomers to the ‘Sanctuary State of New Jersey’ reside? Why in subsidized sanctuary housing — courtesy of COAH and its plan to build tens of thousands of new subsidized no-questions-asked units throughout New Jersey.
    This will require massive infrastructure investment by taxpayers — and an increase in property tax collections. To pay for it, the Democrats intend to scrap the 2-percent cap on local government spending. Under the Democrats property taxes rose an average of 6.1 percent a year — triple the rate of inflation. Since the cap, property taxes have gone up an average of just 2.1 percent a year.”

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