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SpaceVegetable Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:28 AM
Here in Mass., our dear governor Deval(ue) Patrick wants to raise the income tax from 5.25 to 6.25%. Note that the 5.25% rate was a "temporary" increase several years ago that was never returned to the original rate as was promised. Instead, we get more excuses and postponements. Meanwhile, we just learned that more than $30 million in food stamp benefits was given to people who were ineligible, while the governor and his toadies arrogantly dismiss all taxpayer demands for attacking this fraud and waste. They have a lot of nerve demanding more from us when they can't be bothered to spend what they already get responsibly or account to the taxpayers when asked.
traitorbill Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 4:04 PM
Government either expands or expires.
Arc-em Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 6:33 AM
Wait until you see the price at the pump if he gets the 55 cent per gallon tax passed. Here in NH a state rep wants to pass another beer tax. Hopefully we will get the balanced budget amendment passed soon before another progressive free for all takes hold........New England the new progressive paradise.
obamagottogo Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 7:17 AM
Here in Mn. our gubner wants to add 94 cents per pack tax to cigarettes. (glad I quit) And has the gall to say it's an incentive for people to quit smoking. What would the state do if every smoker suddenly quit today.
LtScrounge Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 9:51 AM
Isn't it amazing that they recognize that raising taxes on cigarettes is an incentive for people to quit smoking, but refuse to admit that raising income taxes encourages people to quit working?
ppotts Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 11:02 AM
they tried to vote in a 1.00 per pack here in calif this last year, it was defeated....Mn must be a communist state too I guess. glad I quit too but WTF?
cathi2 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 3:04 PM
Be a lot healthier, and have energy and money to leave NEw England for more sensible places like TN, FL, and other lesser taxed states. Thus must be why we are seeing so many Northern license plates here now...people scoping it out, then moving here. That's ok, as long as they are willing to do more self sufficient things, like take their own trash to the dumpsters, have backup generators, etc, and don't try to change the natives..(I'm originally from CT, and tried to be a good example of a friendly Yankee-please don't ruin it..)
There is a serious scramble in this country to keep hard-earned money. Sure, the media points out the nation reelected President Obama and his agenda of high taxes and slow growth, but the majority of earners are voting in a different manner. They are seeking new places to live and putting money into the bank or under the mattress. Ironically, more and more are coming to the stock market knowing gains will be hijacked, but the net might still be better than low interest rates coupled with a dilapidated currency.

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