Tax the rich, feed the poor, until there are no rich no more

And when there are no more rich, who will feed the poor?

The $29.8 billion budget proposed Tuesday by Gov. Jon S. Corzine slices property tax rebates to the middle-class, increases taxes on businesses already reeling from the recession and calls for wage concessions from 80,000 state workers.

“For a lot of people, this is bad news,” said Fairleigh Dickinson University political scientist Peter Woolley. “People really aren’t in the mood to be paying more taxes.”

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