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Democrats Deny Sales Tax Payers Free Weekend

( – promoted by DD4RP) Tomorrow, by this time tomorrow (7:01 am) the retail store where I have worked for 13 years will be forced, thanks to Massachusetts Democrats, to charge an addition 25% in sales tax. For the past several years the powers that be, the elite power brokers upon Beacon Hill, have tossed the tax payers a bone…

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Patrick to Taxpayers: Show me the money, as he hints at Gas Tax increase.

Well that didn’t take long.  The same day he “reluctantly” signed $1,000,000,000 in new taxes, Deval Patrick “hinted” at raising the gas tax.  The Boston Globe has the story. Patrick, whose earlier proposal for a 19-cent-per-gallon increase in the gasoline tax was largely ignored by the Legislature, continued to make the case yesterday that the tax could be necessary to…

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English Rule was Better than Patrick’s Budget

( – promoted by DD4RP) It occurred to the Redhead Republican that we have elected a King in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. With $1 billion in new taxes, a 25% sales tax increase, and scores of pet projects being funded, England is looking like a good alternative to Gov. Deval Patrick’s ways. So get some popcorn and put your feet…

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Taxes and Fees Galore!

Senator Tisei makes many great points in this video about the new taxes and increased taxes. One that is really interesting is the satellite tv tax. Direct TV and Dish Network organized campaigns to fight this tax but it appears they were not successful. The new 5% tax will penalize all subscribers of satellite television but not cable television. Giving…

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Senate Approves Budget 33-6

Late last night the Senate passed a $27.35 billion budget that included a 25% increase in the state sales tax, entered Massachusetts into the Powerball lottery, eliminated the DC office, some reduction in prescription drug waste,  and increased exemptions under the Pacheco Law. The Senate rejected nearly every attempt at serious reforms including: a repeal of the Pacheco Law, a…

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