Trev: Should NJ do away with beach badges? (Poll)
The Lord giveth and New Jersey chargeth you for it. In fact this year New Jersey shore towns have recorded record beach tag sales.
I can’t wait to see what these towns do with all this new found cash. Perhaps they’ll lower the property taxes of the people who reside in those towns? At least they could enclose four free beach tags to every home owner at the shore who pays property taxes and still has to buy beach tags.
Maybe the towns will even open the books so that we can see where all this money, mostly cash went. We probably shouldn't hold our breath for that to happen anytime soon.
When Sandy happened, it was New Jersey taxpayer’s that helped bring the beaches back. Now that they are back, it’s all of the people of New Jersey that will reach into their pockets once again to purchase beach badges.
Beach tag fees are one of the biggest ripoffs in New Jersey. No other state charges you to use their beach and some of those beaches get used all year in the warmer climate states. With all the money that we pay to live in New Jersey, the least they could do is give us a day at the beach now and again.
What are your thoughts? Should the New Jersey beaches be free? Cast your vote below.