The Press of Atlantic City today published my view on the Governor’s plan to raise tolls and bring the State further and longer in to debt. Here is what I wrote:
Just repudiate New Jersey debt
Gov. Jon S. Corzine has asked if anyone has another plan to solve the state’s financial woes. Here is a plan:
Repudiate the state’s debt.
All debt contracted without voter consent is both unconstitutional and illegal. Therefore, the state should just repudiate the large share of the debt that was not approved by voters, cut spending in the budget and lower the tolls.
JESSE O. KURTZ
Tell Governor Corzine to abide by the law. Attend the Taxpayer Townhall meetings with the Governor. Check http://www.state.nj.us/townhallmeetings/listing/ for location and time. The Governor should also be reached through phone and mail, Office of the Governor, PO Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625, 609-292-6000. Then, contact the legislature. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/districtnumbers.asp has a district-by-district breakdown, with information for your legislators. Tell them to repudiate the debt and cut spending.