In case you missed it, State House News Service has reported that top Democrats, including Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, are mulling the idea of a statewide tax increase that would take effect as soon as next year. What are the details of the supposed tax increase you might ask? Well, in a game of election-year politics, Democratic leaders are waiting until after the November elections to reveal any specifics.
In an economy where residents and businesses are at the breaking point financially, and statewide unemployment has risen above 6.3%, the prospect of increased taxes is not what the taxpayers can afford, nor is it what they need. However, in an all out effort to be reelected come November, Democrats statewide are concealing these high levels talks as not to scare voters. It’s a classic game of politics, and if these talks surrounding tax increases continue, the voters have everything to lose.
To read the article in its entirety, see below.
On Resistance to New Taxes
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Democratic Leaders Keep Massachusetts’ Taxpayers in the Dark
Posted by Massachusetts House Republicans at 1:49 PM