House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to Fiscal Year 2013 revenue proposals released today by the Patrick Administration:
With the release of revenue proposals for Fiscal Year 2013, one thing is clear: the Patrick Administration has a sweet tooth for tax increases.
In this latest edition of a Friday afternoon news dump, Governor Patrick has made his intentions to place a sales tax on soda and candy very clear. Additionally, the Administration has made it apparent that they seem keen on balancing the New Hampshire state budget by raising the sales tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products here in the Bay State. This is the wrong approach during these trying economic times. Raising taxes is not the fiscally or economically responsible approach.