More taxes... or less spending?

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    More taxes... or less spending?

    Property tax overlay increases almost ruining Prop 2 1/2, Kaufman suggesting local income taxes for Concord & Lexington, talk about raising Mass taxes on dividens.... it never ends.
    We need  a better effort from our elected officials.
    Take a look at Jay Kaufman (D-Lexington), and his approach to voters. He:

    (1) Voted for Legislative chair pay raises
    (2) Voted to raising the income tax to 5.95%
    (3) Voted to raise the sales tax to 6.25%
    (4) Took $2,034 in per diems last year
    (5) Voted for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants.

    (6) Voted against the Perry Amendment to require citizenship-proof for state assistance.

    (7) Voted to divest state pension fund investments from Sudan, but NOT from any state sponsor of terrorism.
    (8) Wants to allow 16 year-olds to register to vote.

    (9) Vote to retain the costly Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day ‘hack’ holidays


    We need better representation. It's time to retire those  who won't work for us.

     
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    Re: More taxes... or less spending?

    Shady:

    When Jay talks about "revenue reform", that's a euphemism for a graduated income tax.  But that would require a constitutional amendment.  I bet that's one con/con he wouldn't vote illegally to adjourn.

    Fred
     
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    Re: More taxes... or less spending?

    Yes, 3 important bills were sent by Jay Kaufman to 'further study' last week. It's like Kaufman is charged with operating the trap door, where stuff the Legislature is chicken to oppose on record, gets dropped.
    'Further study' puts things out in limbo for the rest of the year. Actually studies are rarely done. Or budget and paid, but rarely completed.

    Last week we saw the following go there:
    (1) Repeal the alcohol and cigarette tax on what's already taxed.
    (2) Repeal the 25% sales tax increase
    (3) Enforce the laws against illegal taking state services if not a Mass, citizen. The Perry amendment would have applied the E-verify tool used in the private sector, to pinpoint welfare abusers.

    (4) Earlier this year, repeal of the costly $10 million Suffolk County 'hack holidays' were also sent for 'further study'.

    A change on Beacon Hill is long overdue!
     

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