DISASTER CRAPITALISM AND NEW JERSEY’S “RAIN TAX”

Financial news seems to have been on everyone's minds this week, as I had more than the usual number of articles passed along about it, and one of the oddest, and to me, most important, was this article shared by Mr. V.T.  New Jersey is now the first state that wants to tax you for rain falling on your property:

NJ Governor Signs “Rain Tax” Bill; Residents Can Now BE TAXED When It Rains On Their Property

Yes, you read that correctly: they now want (and claim) the right to tax you for how much rain falls on your property. And as usual, we're being given the "we're the goobernment and we're here to protect you; we need to tax you on rain to provide you flood assistance.:"

In what is one of the most corrupt and vile things to have ever happened to the American political system, residents of New Jersey will now be taxed when something 100% out of their control happens. New Jersey’s governor Phil Murphy signed 19 bills into law on Monday, one of which, was the so-called “rain tax.”

Unfortunately, there were supporters of this tyrannical and wholly dictatorial law. Dubbed S-1073, supporters call it “flood defense,” and say it will serve as a long-needed tool to manage flooding and dirty runoff from rainwater.  So there are actually human beings on earth who want others and themselves stolen from because it rains.  There is nothing more disturbing that the current political path the United States is currently one.  It’s downright horrifying, actually.

“Most importantly, it gives communities a way to access new resources in a fair and equitable manner, and invest in related benefits such as additional green space. We urge the governor to sign it,” said New Jersey Future’s Chris Sturm, who serves as the advocacy group’s managing director for policy and water, according to a report by Patch.

As one might imagine, I have my usual high octane speculation to advance about this, but first, a caveat. I'm now adopting the policy of Catherine Austin Fitts: I do not, and will not, engage in discussions of "climate change" or "global warming" with those who have not exposed themselves to the the research on the technologies weather manipulation, geoengineering, and so on. To do so is a material omission from the discussion, and the lamestream corporate media outlets will not discuss it (although, at one time, decades ago, they did discuss it). In short, much of this is man made, but not in the sense that the shills for Mr. Globaloney mean. Is a lot of it man-made? Well, yes, when one covertly sprays particulate heavy metals in the atmosphere to change the electrical conductivity of the atmosphere, plays around with ionospheric heaters (which, incidentally, listed a weather manipulation potential in the initial patent application for HAARP), and bathes the Earth in man-made microwaves, that's bound to have planetary effects, and as I've argued elsewhere, potential magnetic resonance effects on other systems. In other words, look to the military-industrial complex first, not to the cattle rancher and cattle flatulence. But, if they can tax rain, give them time, and they will want to tax flatulence as well.

However, the flatulence coming out of Trenton is not my main focus here. My main focus is "disaster crapitalism" and the whole emerging context and meme of monetizing disasters, and taxing them. Think Nuttyfornia here: there is a body of evidence suggesting that the fires in the northern part of that state were deliberately set, the means and method is not important here, except to note what I've often stated: weather derivatives (and taxes on weather) are a handy thing to have around when you control technology that can manipulate the weather. Need taxes? Create a local magnetic field tax: is your local background magnetic field too weak? Tax it, then make sure through a variety of instrumentalities that the field stays weak. Need some quick cash to fund your Green Raw... er... Green New Deal? Inundate the place with rain, tax it, and voila, you can claim to be combating climate change. It's really a very clever idea, for while you're burning (or flooding) people out of their homes, you can pick up their land on the cheap, and tax them for the disaster all at the same time.

In short, look for more of it to come down the pike. And a word to the wise: New Jersey also passed some strict gun control laws... and over a million New Jerseyans simply did not comply.  Time will tell how the Sopranos will react to taxes on their rain.

See you on the flip side...

 

40 thoughts on “DISASTER CRAPITALISM AND NEW JERSEY’S “RAIN TAX””

  1. I live on the Jersey Cape. There are places around me where English is no longer spoken. Governor Murphy has declared New Jersey to be a Sanctuary State. How else will he pay for all the free hand-outs to illegal aliens? The “rain tax” is a nefarious aberration presented as a legitimate tax. Don’t be fooled by the green-hue being cast on this deception by the Marxist Socialists seeking more ways to glean control of the State Politics.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Same here.
      Some don’t even want to speak English, let alone learn it.
      When I hear English it’s like a fresh wind of clean air; because, the sound waves here are much more than mixed.
      The music is too. Plus, its mixture is increasing exponentially.

  2. Gaia Mars-hall

    Pavement and roofs are a means of diverting natural water cycle in a compounded manner, thus a form of geoengineering that does have an impact.

    I have not read the law, but there is a problem with water run off that places infrastructure costs, fiscal and environmental.

    Engineers in the tradition of Victor Schaumberger should be in the front line of
    constructing a holistic approach towards addressing problems in a way that actually improve the means of production in an advancement of science of
    the very understanding and harnessing of an implosive revolution of nature
    that is life giving not death giving.

    1. What’s interesting is that too ,much pavement or non permeable material that is an issue, poorly designed roofs, over density developments, developments built over land that has been clear cut that destroys the infrastructure/root systems that hold it all together – clear cutting on hills in the PNW and then building high density communities that later are prone to land slides – has been created by the greed of city planners and the crook estate mafia. They are the ones that should pay as they are those ones that build these over priced kingdoms they herd people into – especially the young with little experience in these matters – and then claim that “that’s all there is, this is the way it is now,” forcing people to live like rats in overpriced, over taxed little boxes, all on top of each other – then when they don’t stand up…transferring the wealth paid and then forcing the cycle all over again. and taxing for it too. The modern day slavery scheme deepens.

  3. The state now is getting millions in new revenue from an exploding legalized sports betting and probably down the road from pot. Per capita income is in the top five higher than NY or CA. Decent surfing too.

  4. Austin has done something similar in that they now charge you by metering the water the comes into your house/yard and now has started charging you (now metered, I guess) for water that goes out into the wastewater. Pretty tricky. They then know how much you are “wasting” (Austin is THE definition of Green) and can fine you if that waste occurs when they determine you are not allowed to waste it… like on your plants.

    Needless to say, you can’t pay me to live in Austin. They don’t care if you spend a gazillion dollars on gas waiting on one of their clogged highways or taking the risk of being killed by idiot drivers changing lanes at highest possible speeds to try to make their way through the insanity. Green Schmeen.

  5. Maryland has been there done that with the rain tax and also a flush tax from 2007-2014 former Democrat Gov. Money Mobster Martin O’Malley enacted with his 40 New Taxes during his 8 year term and grab for $9.5 Billion causing around 72,000 people to leave the State. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/from-the-rain-tax-to-the-flush-tax-40-times-martin-omalley-raised-taxes

    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan kept his campaign promises to repeal the tax and flushed the liberal crappers down the head. https://governor.maryland.gov/2015/05/12/governor-larry-hogan-signs-rain-tax-repeal-and-military-retiree-tax-relief-legislation/

  6. New Jerseyan here. It’s voluntary by town’s discretion sewer fee. Tony Soprano is dead, but I was just at Pizzaland in Kearny getting the best thin sliced pizza nationwide.

    Upon reading the law I have to disagree with Dr Farrell’s choice in using the description of “rain tax”, it’s misleading as property don’t get taxed for rain, but by their irresponsible surface which causes damage to their local community from excess runoff. Anyway, below are more details. The law wishes to address increased flooding damage stemming from more extreme weather conditions.

    I’m aware of our friend Catherine Austin Fitts’ position and acknowledge an underlying geoengineering by MIC factor, compounded along with the other man-made factor associated with the industrial revolution, these are in my amaturish assessment, not mutually exclusive.

    “Assemblyman John McKeon, D-Essex, a sponsor of the measure, said the law is intended to put the burden on large commercial developments with impervious surfaces like concrete and asphalt.

    “When you have something like a Walmart with a mega parking lot, that’s a lot more runoff than the average person’s driveway,” he said. “This is not something in the realm of a property tax in terms of impact. If anything it’s more like a sewer fee, and it’s up to the town to determine if they want their residents to pay for it.”

    Property owners could get their fees reduced by installing “rain barrels, rain gardens and other naturally based systems that absorb water like a sponge,” said Ed Potosnak, director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “So folks are empowered to lower any fees.”

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Zeke,
      While we’re at it, tax unearned income[FIRE];
      instead of labor and consumers.
      Yes, the tax burden is not evenly distributed.
      Society’s victors view taxes as what they can extract from the losers as tribute and subsidy. The plutocrims lobby to untax the FIRE sector[finance, insurance, real estate], natural resources, and financial rent seeking.
      Plutocrims[like banksters] realize that whatever revenue the tax collector relinquishes is available to be pledged for debt services. All this prelude for this sentence:
      Banks and real estate investors have led a populist ideology to limit government property taxation. Because taxing this land/homes rent would leave less for banks to collect as mortgage interest.
      Thanks to Margaret Thatcher & Ronald Reagan taxes have been shifted off real estate onto labor.

  7. Good catch doc. Also Thanku on the tactic u n caf use in discussing climate science. Been using that idea awhile without verbalizing it. Aka wasn’t fully aware i was doing it. Plain good sense.

  8. Weather modification has been tried for over a century what this is to use Catherine term is piratification. Let’s face it our elites are and have always been thieves.

    1. That’s yale’s open history. And the ussa’s. And the intelligence / smuggler industry. So yep. Ur right on marcos.

    2. Marcos, this is not aimed at you in particular, but at everyone in general: the word “elite” implies prestige, which is not a quality we should ascribe to those of whom you write. Perhaps better is the word “shepherds”? They push us around, fleece us, eat our children, send us to the slaughter and generally live off us! 😉

      1. Shepherds also protect – usually. Gotta be a better, more derogatory term somewhere. Parasitics?

        1. Fully agree. I cringe every time ‘the “E” word’ refers to those oligarchical parasites. There must be a physics which pays them extra energy every time it’s used.

          ‘Elite pirate/parasite’ is a contradictions in terms.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Spain, ‘Let’s tax the sun’.
      [just google: Spain privatizes the sun.]
      Numerous articles.

  9. Well, I’m guessing they’re going to need a little more money coming in to roll out Newark’s “universal basic income” test run.

  10. Walking Dead:

    “When was the last time it actually flooded in New Jersey, anyway?”

    Look up Hurricane Sandy. Then look up Hurricane Irene.

    You need to next time look at a map and realize that New Jersey is a largely flat largely coastal US state. Of course there’s regular flooding.

    We, as humans, really don’t get to build anywhere and expect the government to pay for roads that wash out. This is especially true of barrier islands in the Carolinas.

  11. Walking D:

    “When was the last time it actually flooded in New Jersey, anyway?”

    Look up Hurricane Sandy. Then look up Hurricane Irene.

    You need to next time look at a map and realize that New Jersey is a largely flat largely coastal US state. Of course there’s regular flooding.

    We, as humans, really don’t get to build anywhere and expect the government to pay for roads that wash out. This is especially true of barrier islands in the Carolinas.

    1. While not exactly humorous, I live in a swamp in SE, coastal Georgia. I am very familiar with hurricanes, having been through quite a few over the course of my life.
      Last year, we received a plethora of rainfall, and couldn’t even get out of our driveway for a week at one point, all the roads were under water and washed away in places. I feel your pain. Still, to this day, you can’t even scratch the ground without it filling with water. This is what you can expect when you live in a tropical rain forest region, on a coastal plain, in a hurricane prone region.
      We got our share of both of those storms and several more to boot. Does make life interesting. We lack the concrete landscape which makes these storms a bit more fun in the NE as natural runoff takes care of the flooding rather quickly here.
      I stand corrected. Didn’t realize NJ was that low along the coast, having never been there.
      Best be filling our freezers with beef; the flooding out in the mid west will cause the price of meat to rise significantly, as the die off of cattle and resulting profiteering will impact the meat industry significantly. I’d say we have about two to three months before it hits us pretty hard. Never let a good crisis go to waste…

      1. As a cattle producer in Texas, we also need to feed our cattle so forget feed for next winter for our Texas cattle. This flooding in KS-NE will be felt for years. Meanwhile, no one can convince me it wasn’t created as the weather patterns have been completely out of the ordinary with a huge vortex centered around KY that looped that weather through the south and back up around through Ohio and back to KS-NE-CO. Weather derivatives? Heck Yeah.

    1. Good one! If I were the governor of the state where this one’s introduced, I would inform the state legislature to politely remove this one from the docket, then call an electrician and request them to install an off switch. The sad part is: some of these people are so misinformed, they might actually do it.

  12. “Truth be told, there’s enough garbage for everybody.” – Tony Soprano, Waste Management Consultant

  13. Go outside, take a deep breath and exhale. This might be the last time you will get a breath of air that is not directly taxed. An “oxygen consumption” tax is coming.

  14. Coming soon: visit the famous Joisy Tropical Rainforest with exotic Fauna and Flora…

  15. What we are witnessing are the last desperate acts of a dying empire. The treasury has already been robbed, it’s now time to rob the subjects and any vassal governments while there is still time to do so. When was the last time it actually flooded in New Jersey, anyway?
    Taxes on the air we breath will be next, after all, it’s pretty polluted in the north east.

    1. @Walking Dead:

      “When was the last time it actually flooded in New Jersey, anyway?”

      Look up Hurricane Sandy. Then look up Hurricane Irene.

      You need to next time look at a map and realize that New Jersey is a largely flat largely coastal US state. Of course there’s regular flooding.

      We, as humans, really don’t get to build anywhere and expect the government to pay for roads that wash out. This is especially true of barrier islands in the Carolinas.

      1. Robert Barricklow

        Expect for corporations to privatize everything public.
        A tollbooth economy is coming your way; like it or not.

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