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By Press Office | May 15th, 2009 - 12:46pm
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Dr. Laffer calls the Lonegan Plan the best medicine for state economy NASHVILLE – Former economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan and “Father of Supply-Side Economics” Dr. Arthur Laffer today endorsed the Steve Lonegan Flat Tax plan for New Jersey. "Steve Lonegan's economic plan is the best medicine for New Jersey's ailing state economy," Dr. Laffer said.  "The Lonegan Flat Tax would replace New Jersey's stifling progressive income tax and its top rate of 9 percent with a simple, flat tax of 2.9 percent that would unshackle entrepreneurship and capital formation and give New Jersey residents a huge incentive to work, save, and invest.   His plans to cut spending and repeal business taxes would also help turn New Jersey from an economic laggard into a leader among the states." "The Lonegan Flat Tax plan would unleash the animal spirits of New Jersey's most productive citizens and create a wave of economic growth that will leave all New Jersey citizens better off," Laffer said.  "I'm an income tax refugee myself, so I know the Lonegan Flat Tax plan will reverse the drain of New Jersey's best wealth producers leaving the state and once again make New Jersey a magnet for jobs, growth, and prosperity "Steve Lonegan welcomed the endorsement, saying: "Dr. Laffer's support proves that the baseless attacks on my Flat Tax  and overall economic plan are based on bad economics and bad politics.  The first order of business for the next governor is to get the state's economy back on track and create a rising tide that will lift all boats.  That's precisely what my plan will do and that's why I should be the next governor of New Jersey."

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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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