– promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
From the report entitled Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2014
“Governor Patrick’s low score results mainly from his record of proposed and enacted tax increases. In 2012 he proposed higher taxes on cigarettes and corporations. In 2013 he signed into law increases in sales taxes, cigarette taxes, and gas taxes. The cigarette tax was increased by $1 per pack. The same year, he proposed a large income tax increase, which would have raised the individual rate from 5.25 to 6.25 percent. The plan would have reduced the sales tax, but would have been a large tax increase overall. Luckily for Massachusetts taxpayers, the plan did not pass. In 2014 Patrick proposed higher taxes on corporations and applying the sales tax to candy and soda.”
The embattled Kansas governor Republican Sam Brownback received an “A”. Unfortunately the media is playing up his political troubles, repeating a left wing talking point about the evils of tax cuts.
In Massachusetts few will really care since the state is “doing alright” economically or so it seems.