30 Issues: Chris Daggett

Friday, October 09, 2009

Chris Daggett, Independent candidate for NJ governor, talks about "smart" development in New Jersey and other issues.


Chris Daggett

Comments [6]

michael lahr from New Brusnwick, NJ

First,renters typically pay the taxes for their landlords in the form of part of their rent. Second, studies comparing the costs of gas NJ to PA gas stations show that fuel from NJ's stations costs more, after taking out PA's higher tax rate on fuels, since station owners in PA can keep their attendants busy at the convenience stores that accompany most self-service stations. What I don't get is why Nj's average tax payer is forced/willing to subsidize the housing for employees of firms that are not willing to pay a living wage. I say let the stockholders or owners of those firms to pay a living wage or let them leave the state.

Oct. 09 2009 01:38 PM

Can your guest comment on something I've heard about the Secaucus station: it is underused due to too few parking spaces nearby

Oct. 09 2009 11:38 AM
Carol from Summit, NJ

Leave our gas stations alone. Self Service doesn't make gas cheaper for consumers, it makes gas stations more profitable for owners.

Oct. 09 2009 11:35 AM
Jeff Pappas from Ct.

NJ is one of the few states where an individual Can Not pump their own gas. If this changed then the Cost for gas could come down, and then they can Tax it more without any real cost being passed onto the consumer.

Oct. 09 2009 11:22 AM
Lori from Montclair, NJ

We no longer trust that Corzine can address our issues (he had his chance) and we KNOW Christie is not the answer. I believe Daggett, of course, has value as a candidate but he cannot realistically win, so why would people vote for him? To send a message.

NJ cannot continue with this congestion, pollution, extraordinarily high fees/tolls/insurance, second/third highest personal income tax in the nation, highest real estate taxes in the nation!

Our cities were allowed to wither, our deep suburban/rural areas were allowed to be developed regardless of transportation options and impact on wildlife/open spaces.

The townhouse/McMansion genie is already out of the bottle, not sure how we can undo the damage.

Oct. 09 2009 11:14 AM

Currently only land owners, not renters, pay the local tax that supports schools and the other costs. If there is a logic, it seems to be one that combines instituted archaic practices with an intriguing logistical challenge. So: what could change first if renters paid too?

Oct. 09 2009 09:09 AM

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