Senator Sam Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton, all R-Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington and Middlesex, have been named “Taxpayer Champions” by the New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance (NJTA). All three legislators received perfect scores from NJTA which compiled legislators’ votes on seven bills that affect taxpayers and New Jersey’s economy.
The scorecard consisted of votes of support for reforms of business taxes and incentives to create jobs, fighting fraud in the Unemployment Insurance fund and bills to reduce bureaucratic red tape.
“The best interests of our taxpayers must always be our top priority,” said Thompson. “We have worked with the governor to provide property tax relief and to implement pro-business policies in an effort to make New Jersey more affordable. As a result, New Jersey’s economy is on the rebound and people are optimistic about the future.”
“Legislators have an important responsibility to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely,” said Dancer. “A key part of New Jersey’s economic comeback is making sure that policies which create jobs and protect the hard-earned income of taxpayers are advanced. We must remain focused on reducing the cost of government and creating opportunities to provide people with more jobs and greater job security to earn a living in a more affordable New Jersey.”
Thompson, Dancer and Clifton were joined by 21 other legislators in achieving a perfect score from the Alliance.
“Taxpayers in New Jersey rightfully expect government to operate efficiently and effectively,” said Clifton. “Legislation that encourages economic growth means job creation and keeps our state competitive in the global marketplace. Our ongoing challenge is to look for more ways to grow our economy and let the hard-working people in this state keep more of their income.”