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Pay attention to this line:
"The idea for the new fee goes back to 2010, when President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency ordered states whose rivers and streams flow into the Chesapeake Bay to drastically cut sediment pollution. "

New Jersey wants to tax the rain
By Mary Kay Linge
February 9, 2019 | 4:56pm


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Saving money for a rainy day isn’t just a good idea in New Jersey — it’s about to become the law.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is poised to sign a “rain tax” bill passed by the state legislature Jan. 31 — and Republicans and lots of taxpayers are howling with rage.
“Every time you think there’s nothing left to tax, we come up with something else,” Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Morris-Sussex) exploded during a debate on the measure.
“It’s just never-ending down here.”
The law allows each of the state’s 565 municipalities to set up its own public stormwater utility. The new bureaucracies will build and manage sewer systems to treat pollutant-filled stormwater runoff.
The infrastructure could cost billions, state authorities say. Under the law, the utilities can levy steep fees on properties with large parking lots, long driveways, or big buildings — which create the most runoff.
The state would scoop up 5 percent of the proceeds.
The idea for the new fee goes back to 2010, when President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency ordered states whose rivers and streams flow into the Chesapeake Bay to drastically cut sediment pollution.
Maryland was the first to fall into line, with a 2012 law that charged cleanup costs to property owners — and sparked taxpayer fury. Republican Larry Hogan’s promise to repeal the “rain tax” helped sweep him into the governor’s mansion in 2014.
 

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One does not need to be rich to "MOVE !!!"
 

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If government thinks they own rain, how long before they think they own the aire we breathe?

Oh wait.
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The Leftists / Socialists already think they own you. You only hold their money and allowed to use some to exist.
 

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He ran on a platform of higher taxes and more gun control , people are getting what they voted for, wait for the state sales tax to increase 50% and a 1k property tax levy to fund the .gov pensions
 

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He ran on a platform of higher taxes and more gun control , people are getting what they voted for, wait for the state sales tax to increase 50% and a 1k property tax levy to fund the .gov pensions
GOOD! Careful what you wish for NJ!
 

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Nice to see the rain tax in quotes....people hate paying a "rain tax", but they hate flooded yards even more and do nothing but complain when the water starts piling up. Stormwater management is a huge math problem....1 inch of rain over a square mile is 16 million gallons of water....it takes alot of costly infrastructure to deal with it...who is responsible to fund it when it is in your own back yard.
 

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who is responsible to fund it when it is in your own back yard.
That is why I find houses in live in UP HILL.
Let those below deal with it.
I can't carry Flood Insurance but I got Earthquake Insurance. I deal with that when the time comes.
 

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Whatever happened to Of the People, By the People and For the People?
 

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Nice to see the rain tax in quotes....people hate paying a "rain tax", but they hate flooded yards even more and do nothing but complain when the water starts piling up. Stormwater management is a huge math problem....1 inch of rain over a square mile is 16 million gallons of water....it takes alot of costly infrastructure to deal with it...who is responsible to fund it when it is in your own back yard.
They been dealing with rain run-off here in snowflakeland ever since I've been in residence. It's a line item in my property tax. The wife unit is employed in business that make buckazoids off 'storm water runoff' sampling — ya gotta meet specs or you'll get fined.
And rain, we have almost as much a or-e-gone.

BF
 

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You think that's bad.

Back in the early noughties, the state government here offered rebates for anyone that bought a water tank to collect the rainwater that fell on their properties. People being handout happy morons, flocked to the shops. However there was a catch (isn't there always), if they wanted the rebate, they had to have a water meter fitted to their tank so that the water utilities could charge them in addition to their regular reticulated water supply.
 

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That is outrageously crazy. Even worse, I bet there were some who actually went for it.

It's not just the guns. I have been trying to explain to Americans for a long time that things are actually much further down the road to perdition overseas than we are. I don't when Americans are going to wake up. We can see full well where they want to take this planet and yet there are those of us who think it doesn't matter because it won't ever happen here. All the while, it is happening....
Thousands applied for the rebate; idiots didn't read the fine print when they signed up where the water utility clearly said that a meter would be fitted for the purposes of billing you for the water you harvest.

I had a copy of the application form, I wish I kept it so I could upload it.
 

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Taxman

The Beatles

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.
Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.

Songwriters: George Harrison