Wednesday, September 25, 2013

House Minority Leader Brad Jones’ Statement on Repeal of Technology Tax by House of Representatives

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to the House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the technology tax:

“I am proud of my Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives for their hard work, dedication and resilience in leading the charge to repeal the largest and broadest tax on computer and software services in the nation.

Additionally, I would like to thank the technology community for their proactive opposition to the disastrous tax on their livelihood. Their voices were loud, adamant, and unrelenting. Their partnership assisted Beacon Hill Republicans in successfully repealing the devastating tax on the innovation economy.

A tax on one of the Commonwealth’s most vital and vibrant sectors should have never seen the light of day, and Beacon Hill Democrats should be ashamed that they green-lighted such a crippling revenue measure. Almost as alarming is their attempt to backtrack and distance themselves from their affirmative vote on a tax which Republicans opposed from the onset.

Today’s vote to eliminate the technology tax further illustrates the ill-effects of the Democrats’ tax-then-ask approach to revenue. House Republicans will continue to vehemently oppose any attempt to suppress economic growth, and we will remain steadfast in our support of the taxpayers and small businesses of the Commonwealth.”