Poll: Do You Find It Hard To Make A Living In New Jersey?

New Jersey ranks ninth-worse state to make a living in.

Commuters leaving a NJ Transit rail station in Monmouth County, NY. Patch file.
Commuters leaving a NJ Transit rail station in Monmouth County, NY. Patch file.
According to nj.com, New Jersey is the ninth-worst state to make a living due to high costs of living and insufficient employment opportunities. 

What do you think?
William June 12, 2014 at 09:45 AM
Mr T Also the 1000s of new immigrant Children pouring across the Boarder as I type this being let go under the protection of Holderman, and obama with no end in site , they should reach NJ soon. FOR the Complainers and Whiners On Taxation who's Fault is it, You want better Schools, Roads, Security, Fire protection, Garbage pick up, Brush Pick up. Cleaner Air and Water, no interruption in Utility's, Life Guards, Clean safer Beaches, Safe Food, Welfare, Unemployment, Food stamps, What seems to be some sort of Elections every month at what cost, Free Libraries, Free roads, Nothing is Free and some one has to pay for it all So we hire people and we will call them Public Workers they will need Offices, Buildings, Staff, Benefits, Pensions, And then complain on why Taxes are so high why cost of living is so high, why is there are ( 2 ) toll roads, why are there Back door deals most likely 1 Lawyer for every 10 people in NJ. with the mind set of most in NJ things will never change, Just Remember( Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires) And yes I am sure I left out something, Maybe how much of all that money goes to Washington then Overseas The trillions wasted on Wars gone wrong and so called Allies. and this in just the last few years,
Wwe Tensai June 12, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Manufacturing is gone to another country so that the company's CEO and Board can make millions in bonuses and pay a dividend to the stockholders. I'm a stockholder, I've been to shareholder meetings and gotten laughed down when I bring this up. At least be honest with yourselves - you're making it off the back of someone else. They don't want to hear it. The economy can't survive with us all selling insurance and cell plans to each other.
Caroline Hawkins June 13, 2014 at 01:30 AM
Section 8 needs a do over. They don't know what they are doing! They sent me a letter stating that I have an appointment to get a renewal of my section 8. I was to be there at 1:00 p.m June 10th 2014. They mailed it June 11,2014. the young man had been out to inspect the house passed it and our landlord came out and gave me a raise in rent that they had sent him. I had sent in all my papers in May. Now they are asking for the same ones. Where did these people come from???? They are all new names since last year!!!!
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 03:12 AM
Wwe T - Your statement was both very funny but true. We can' t sustain the economy on a service industries.
Mel Sharples June 13, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Oh, and now I see that old residents think the estate tax is too high. So the legislature is going to replace it with higher income taxes. More of the burden being shifted from young to old! Sure, have at it. I guess I'll pay your estate taxes too while I'm at it.


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