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New Jersey Math

February 13, 2013 1 minute Read by Robert Asahina

In his crowd-pleasing speech at the 4% Growth Project conference on tax policy, Governor Chris Christie reminds us that when he took office in 2010, New Jersey had the most government workers per square mile in the nation. The state was "overtaxed and overregulated." By percentage it had the largest state deficit in the nation, despite the state's high taxes. He gave an example of "New Jersey math" at work then: "Even if you're not a millionaire we'll tax you like one."


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Robert Asahina

Robert Asahina has been a newspaper and magazine editor and writer, a book publishing executive and editor, and a data management consultant. He was editor in chief and deputy publisher of Broadway Books, president and publisher of the adult publishing group of Golden Books, and vice president and senior editor of Simon and Schuster; deputy managing editor of The New York Sun and an editor at The New York Times Book Review, Harper's, George, and The Public Interest; and a consultant at Freddie Mac. He is the author of "Just Americans" and of numerous articles and reviews for The Wall Street Journal, Harper's, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere.

 

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