"Cut spending in other areas. No new taxes. We waste too much money now."
"NJ already squanders too many tax $$ on lost liberal causes."
"Time for the Takers to bite the bullet. Cut welfare and food stamps along with the Abbott district funding to fix our infrastructure so the makers can safely get to work to continue taking care of the takers."
"To the Democrats, raising taxes is the only solution that they ever come up with to not only fix the infrastructure but, to also bolster the ever increasing demand of Government subsidies to feed their dependent voting base or their loyal special interest group (aka unions)."
"Entitlements are eating up the money needed for infrastructure."
Despite the fact that corporations and the super-wealthy are evading & avoiding hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes (see, for example, the graph below), and despite the fact that our defense spending almost equals the rest of the world combined, and despite the fact that our big financial institutions have engaged in an epic amount of fraud & crime, many people insist on blaming the poor for our nation's problems. To them, it's the worker making minimum wage and receiving government food assistance that's causing infrastructure to fall apart - not the billions of dollars hidden away in offshore bank accounts or the trillions of dollars entangled in an array of complex & shady corporate "deals" devised by an army of lawyers, accountants, and CEOs (and permitted by the politicians they give campaign cash to).
So, which approach do you prefer? Turning a blind eye to Wall Street fraud, corporate crime, tax evasion, and blaming public school teachers and the unemployed instead? Or, hiring those who want to work to repair our dilapidated infrastructure?