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.