Sunday, June 22, 2008

Salt Water Tea

The good folks in Massachusetts are fed up, Fuel oil, gasoline and the price of just about everything has gone up. In 1773 the good folks being fed up with the taxes rebelled and tossed some tea into the harbor. Looks like there might be some more tea in the makin'.
"I think people are frustrated and are looking at a way of expressing it," said state Rep. John Lepper, R-Attleboro.

State Rep. Betty Poirier, R-North Attleboro, agreed.

"There is a great deal of frustration out there regarding the cost of everything going up," she said. "I have constituents who say they cannot afford the gas to get to work. I would not be surprised if it passed."

A group calling itself Committee for Smaller Government is sponsoring the move and has collected enough signatures to get it on the November ballot. If passed, it would end the state income tax, which accounts for $11 billion, or almost 40 percent of state revenue.

"We want to save the people and the businesses of Massachusetts from economic ruin caused by high taxes and big government," said Carla Howell, leader of the group.

"We want low taxes to attract business, jobs and talent into the state, rather than allowing high taxes to drive them out of state. We want taxpayers to get back an average or $3,600 every year to save, spend, or give away as they see fit," she said. "With more tax dollars back in the hands of the workers who earned it, people in need will have a real chance to better their lives through private charity that is effective, dignified and humane."
Yeah. 40% of the budget would be eliminated. Maybe the The voters will approve and maybe they won't. While the rest of the nation sees a very liberal state there are powerful elements of rebellian and libertarianism running through the blood those yankee veins. If they pass this resolution it too will be the shot heard round the world, and could likely initiate taxpayer rebelians through every state.

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