NFIB State Director Laurie Ehlbeck said New Jersey’s small-business owners are angry and frustrated by the Legislature’s vote to raise income taxes.
“Small-business owners learn early that you can’t spend money if you don’t have it,” Ehlbeck said. “That’s something a lot of legislators don’t seem to understand. Our members believe the Legislature should have taken a long, serious look at our state budget and found ways to cut spending instead of raising taxes.
“Cutting spending isn’t easy, and it isn’t always popular, but we expect lawmakers to run the state as efficiently and effectively as our members run their small businesses.
“We’re asking the governor to reject any spending plan that includes a tax increase,” Ehlbeck said. “NFIB is eager to work with legislators on a budget that will make it easier for small businesses to expand and create jobs.”