Last Thursday, Governor Chris Christie said he would love to debate Assembly Democratic Leader Lou Greenwald on the merits of their competing tax cut plans. Today, Greenwald fired off a letter to Christie to live up to his own vow and debate the Assembly Democratic plan against Christie’s plan for an income tax cut. Greenwald is inviting Christie to a debate on NJTV’s “On the Record” program to be moderated by Michael Aron. 

“By discussing our plans on ‘On the Record,’ we can move past slogans and 30-second sound bites - allowing New Jersey’s middle-class families to decide whether they would rather have our 20 percent property tax relief plan or your income tax proposal,” writes Greenwald. “I hope you will join me in this civil discussion about how best to provide relief to the middle-class. New Jersey’s middle-class and working families deserve nothing less. I eagerly await your reply.”

The Governor has not yet replied.

Assembly Democrats have proposed a 20 percent property tax relief credit for the middle-class worth on average about $1,600 and a 25 percent property tax relief credit for senior and disabled citizens worth on average about $2,000. Christie has proposed a 10 percent income tax for every New Jerseyan.