Roseff's group backed Oroho on estate tax

 

Not long ago, some of the very same people who are now engaged in smearing Steve Oroho over the estate tax were urging him to repeal it.  They even held a rally at the Statehouse in Trenton to kick-off their campaign.

Advisory: AFP To Launch Death Tax Repeal Effort, Monday, Sept. 15

SEP 11, 2014 BY AFP

AFP to Launch Death Tax Repeal Effort!
~Monday, Sept. 15 at 12PM at the Statehouse~

TRENTON – Americans for Prosperity, the state’s leading advocate for taxpayers, will hold a press conference on the steps of the capitol on Monday, Sept. 15 at 12 noon to launch an effort to repeal the state’s death tax, or estate tax.

AFP will be joined by a broad coalition of lawmakers, organizations and concerned citizens, among them state Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24), Asm. Jay Webber (R-26), andAsm. Gordon Johnson (D-37); the 60 Plus Association, Commerce and Industry Association, CPA Society of New Jersey, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Common Sense Institute of New Jersey.

Coalition members believe eliminating the estate tax is critical for stemming the exodus of residents and job creators to lower tax states and improving New Jersey’s economy. Repeal is also viewed as a moral imperative since the state’s low death tax threshold saddles many middle class New Jerseyans with tax bills into the tens of thousands of dollars—in effect taxing them for achieving the American Dream.

Sen. Oroho is the primary sponsor of legislation which would phase the estate tax out over a five year period. The press conference signals the commitment of AFP and coalition partners to educating the public and building grassroots pressure to compel the Legislature to pass this legislation this year.

AFP Death Tax Repeal Kickoff Event!
~Monday, Sept. 15 at 12PM on Capitol Steps~
125 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 (Click for map)

Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24), Asm. Jay Webber (R-26) and Asm. Gordon Johnson (D-37)
Frayda Levin, Chairwoman, Americans for Prosperity
Daryn Iwicki, State Director, Americans for Prosperity
Jim Martin, Chairman, 60 Plus Association
Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey
Ralph Thomas, CEO & Executive Director, CPA Society of New Jersey
Jerry Cantrell, President, Common Sense Institute of New Jersey
Dan Pagano, New Jersey Citizen-Activist
Numerous AFP citizen-activists

Note that Dan Pagano, the president of the group Harvey Roseff claims to represent, supported Senator Steve Oroho's legislation.  This is the very group that is organizing the rally in Newton this weekend.

Oh, another day, another rally.  Steve Oroho did what these people thought was so important.  How important?  Let's hear it from them:

Coalition members believe eliminating the estate tax is critical for stemming the exodus of residents and job creators to lower tax states and improving New Jersey’s economy. Repeal is also viewed as a moral imperative since the state’s low death tax threshold saddles many middle class New Jerseyans with tax bills into the tens of thousands of dollars—in effect taxing them for achieving the American Dream.

Despite saying that they were going to "compel" the Legislature to eliminate the estate tax in 2014, that didn't mean squat to the Democrats who control both chambers of the Legislature.  These people had their rally... and then left it to Steve Oroho to do their negotiating for them.  And he got it done.  Not a perfect compromise, but when you are as outnumbered in the Legislature as the Republicans are, you are never going to get anywhere near perfect.  What you are going to get 9 times out of 10 is... squat.

But AFP, Roseff's group, and all rest said that they believed "eliminating the estate tax is critical for stemming the exodus of residents and job creators to lower tax states and improving New Jersey's economy." 

They held a rally to get it done.  Nobody thought it could get done. 

Senator Steve Oroho got it done!  The estate tax will be gone before Governor Christie leaves office!

So instead of a "thank you for getting that done for us," what did Steve Oroho get for doing what they asked him to do? 

Death threats from Tea Partiers.  Violent, pornographic rants from other Tea Partiers.  His son was attacked by AFPers.  Tea Partier Gail Phoebus, who Oroho had endorsed and supported, spread the most malicious and hateful rumors.  The likes of George Graham stoked the fires and got others to do the dirty work. 

We have all heard the rhetoric coming out of the Tea Party regarding the estate tax.  That it only helps "rich" people and does nothing for the "working class."  This is Marxist language -- and it represents a massive flip-flop, a 180 degree turn by the Tea Party.

In their quest to promote their own candidate against Steve Oroho, the Tea Party has promised to support the judicial appointment of a pro-abortion, ACLU-approved, liberal Democrat (Phoebus' pick).  They have promised to support the control over county government by liberal Hudson County machine Democrat-turned-Republican George "Boss" Graham.  And now they are employing the class warfare of Hillary Clinton against conservatives for ending the estate tax in New Jersey.