Wednesday, December 5, 2012
House Minority Leader Brad Jones: State’s Current Fiscal Dilemma Should Slam Door on Talk of Tax Increases Once and For All
“Based on the Governor’s comments yesterday, there should be no more talk of broad-based tax increases in the Commonwealth.
It is deeply concerning that while Governor Patrick issued a stern warning to members of Congress that going over the ‘fiscal cliff’ would burden all Americans with a tax increase that would be devastating, he continues to explore all options for a tax hike here in Massachusetts.
At the risk of being repetitive: the Commonwealth’s economy remains extremely fragile. Any statewide tax increase would be disastrous. Governor Patrick and Democratic leaders must recognize this fact, and if they don’t, Massachusetts may go over a ‘fiscal cliff’ of its own.”