Charlie Baker: Tax Cuts “Down the Road”

Last week in the Globe, candidate Baker declared that he was “to the left” of President Obama on social issues.

Today, in that same paper, he moves even further away from conservative idealogy, this time on an economic issue.

As we all know, part of Baker’s campaign platform is to roll back both the income and sales tax to 5%.  (And it’s worth noting that some of you here think that he’s not going far enough.)

But when confronted by a Globe reporter with the fact that such an income and sales tax roll back would result in a yearly decrease in revenue of $1.5 billion:

the candidate, who has said he would press for those tax cuts on day one, made it clear there was wiggle room in his timeline.

“You can’t get all the tax cuts at once, but the tax cuts ought to be the fundamental objective down the road,” he said.”

I don’t know about you guys, but this does not sound like a man commited to cutting taxes anytime soon!

First “to the left” and now “down the road.” Truly amazing stuff.

Every week, Baker sounds less and less like a true conservative.

http://www.boston.com/bostongl…

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