Unfortunately, it's going to be a tough year for New Jersey senior citizens.
Consider, for instance, one of the constituents I have the honor of representing — Leon Rosen of Blackwood.
Mr. Rosen is 70, and like senior citizens throughout New Jersey, he is worried about making ends meet during the coming year. He lives off of Social Security, but thanks to Gov. Christie's recent veto of legislation to restore property tax rebates for senior citizens, Mr. Rosen is staring down at 33 percent increase in his property taxes.
I sponsored the bill that would have restored those rebates and guaranteed funding to eliminate Gov. Christie's proposed new and increased fees for senior citizen prescription drugs.
Well, at least we now know for sure that Gov. Christie's priority is protecting tax cuts for millionaires. That's scary, and a tragedy for the more than 600,000 senior and disabled New Jerseyans, many of whom will now be unable to afford their property taxes.