TRENTON – Senator Paul A. Sarlo (D-Bergen, Essex, Passaic) issued the following statement today regarding a new poll released by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business. The poll showed that 26% of New Jersey residents say they are better off financially than they were a year ago, while 45% say they are worse off financially. Additionally, the poll noted that of individuals with incomes less than $100,000 per year, more than twice as many believe they are worse off than better off, while among those with household incomes over $100,000, more report they are better off than worse off:
“Today we got another poll whose results tell us what we all already knew: The wealthy in New Jersey consider themselves better off in Chris Christie’s New Jersey.
“This should come as no shock to anyone, not when the only group of people who got a tax cut last year were millionaires. This is the governor’s new normal. Tax breaks for the wealthy, the largest property tax increases in four years for everyone else.
“Seniors and working families are fleeing the state, while the wealthy kick up their feet and get their tax breaks. Hopefully by now the governor has enough proof that his priorities are simply out of balance.”