New Jersey Introduces Bill To Tax Tap Water
The state of New Jersey, much like California, is one of the harshest, most tax-heavy states in America. The state will tax near anything to collect from the wages of its residents.
Now, a New Jersey lawmaker has proposed taxing its residents on public tap water. Senator Bob Smith has proposed a new law that taxes people 10 cents per every 10,000 gallons of water used. This is all under the guise of “fixing old pipes.” According to Smith, the cost to the taxpayer would be about $32 annually.
The bill would need to makes it way through both the state’s Senate and Assembly, before inevitably making way to Gov. Phil Murphy. However, in a state that is infamous for lunacy taxing, it is no stretch of the imagination to see this bill becoming a reality.
Indeed, many will argue that its “just 10 cents here and there,” but the fact is, the door is now open in states across America to essentially charge or restrict public water usage.
The state of California has come under scrutiny for restricting the amount of water its citizens can use on a daily basis.
By way of penalties and fees, states only need to open the door for forcing citizens to pay more for their natural right to water. What begins as seemingly just a few pennies or “common sense water restrictions” eventually leads to a basic right becoming a for-profit scheme. Eventually, those pennies are dollars and those restrictions are “only during daylight hours.”
The state of New Jersey owns the water once it hits the ground, or flows inside of state lines. They can readily pass any bill for any taxation or restriction of water usage that they like. As of yet, they don’t restrict rainwater collection.
Don’t worry, this is just the natural gravitation towards “democratic socialism.” It isn’t the same as the past socialist setups which have resulted in enslavement and starvation of the people through resource restrictions and “equality.”
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.