Gov. Phil Murphy constantly evokes the theme that his administration is all about working for the middle class and the "aspiring middle class." But how does he define them? Who, exactly, are his policies intended to help?
I tried several times over the course of nearly a month to get an answer from the Governor's Office to that question. It was to no avail, despite assurances from a Murphy spokesman that a response would be forthcoming soon. It never came.
Admittedly, defining the middle class isn't easy. But it's an important question, particularly in a state whose governor keeps repeating that he's a friend of the middle class — and whose progressive policies continue to put more pressure on New Jersey's overwrought middle-class taxpayers.
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