Monday, August 23, 2010

Patrick’s Promise of Property Tax Relief=Failure!

In case you missed it, the Boston Globe ran a piece over the weekend telling readers what they already know: Massachusetts values are down, but property tax bills are up! According to the article, “The average tax bill on a single-family home in fiscal 2010 increased about $140, a 3.3 percent increase, according to figures released this month by the state Department of Revenue. The average tax bill for a single-family home was $4,390. The statewide home values, which have more than doubled since 2000, peaked in 2007 but dropped about 4.6 percent last year to an average of $373,702.”

Where’s that property tax relief “Candidate Patrick” promised? Oh that’s right, nowhere to be found! Instead, Governor Patrick has raised taxes by more than $1.5 billion. If that’s the change Governor Patrick wants to guard, we’re scared of what other guard he wants to change!

Click here to read the article in its entirety.