George H.W. Bush called Ronald Reagan’s theories “voodoo economics” and Reagan’s own budget director, David Stockman, also not exactly a flaming liberal, debunked “supply-side” or “trickle-down” economics as a pipe dream.
But in the ensuing decades, the notion that eliminating taxes on the wealthy, and on corporations, has become enshrined in the national conservative conscientious. And despite effects of those policies turning out to be as helpful to working people as unicorns flying over rainbows, GOP legislators continue to insist shifting more people’s money to fewer rich people is the tide that raises all boats.Read more
Senator Oroho’s plan to provide the funding needed for New Jersey’s roads and bridges was built upon a scheme to shift that financial burden from New Jersey’s wealthiest citizens to those who have long commutes. Recent reports show that Oroho’s claims to support his position were bogus.Read more
The price jump state residents saw in November, thanks to a 23 cent (but flexible and could rise) gas tax championed by Sussex County’s state senator, Steve Oroho, was just the beginning.Read more
The fallout from New Jersey’s newest tax on petroleum products, which raised the price of gas by 23 cents per gallon and can even go higher, continues to fall. And some of those kicking back the hardest are Republicans.Read more
Last November New Jersey residents faced, overnight, a 23 cent increase in the cost of a gallon of gas, thanks to a tax, heartily endorsed by Sussex County’s state Sen. Steve Oroho, that brought the state from having one of the lowest gas prices to one of the highest. The tax is flexible and could rise under certain conditions.Read more
If you’re one of Sussex County’s tens of thousands of commuters who spend more than an hour on the road getting to and from work, the $0.23 cent increase in the gas that took effect in November might have bit into your holiday cheer.
No worries! According to state Sen. Steve Oroho, who bucked even much of his own party to support the increase, new tax regulations that took effect on Sunday will help cushion the pain.Read more
The rift in the Sussex County Republican Party continues to widen over the replenishment of New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund.Read more
New Jersey State Senators Steve Oroho (R) and Paul Sarlo (D) crafted a bi-partisan compromise to save the Transportation Trust Fund. They jointly proposed to increase the gas tax and lower the estate tax.Read more
GOP State Senator Steve Oroho seeks input for proposed legislation to make construction and maintenance of highway infrastructure more cost efficient. Last night, he gathered local elected officials at the Lafayette House looking for suggestions.Read more