Tag Archives: taxes

Like Admiral Ackbar said: It’s a Trap!

  Maybe it’s because my middle name is Francis and I learned to fight before I learned to read, but I don’t expect people to like me. This has given me the advantage in many situations. I’ve always asked the prettiest girls to dance. I’ve never been afraid of speaking in front of groups. And I’ve never shied away from…

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ICYMI: Rick Green Editorial on Internet Sales Tax

(IT is not just an internet sales tax. But the entire internet that will be taxed up to 16%. The FCC is voting soon on this.

– promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) In case you missed it, MassFiscal Chairman Rick Green had an op-ed published in the Boston Globe this past weekend concerning the so-called “Marketplace Fairness Act,” the…

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Deval Patrick (D) gets an F from the Cato Institute


– 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.…

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Promoting Prudent Fiscal Stewardship

Rob Eno from RedMassGroup recently wrote about RMG’s new project that will score, going back ten years, every spending and debt vote taken by Republican Legislators.  Scored will be Budget Bills, Supplemental Budget Bills, and bond bills.  Votes scored will only be on the final bills, not amendments.  Eno’s concern is that many conservative organizations focus only on opposing tax…

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The Eight Best Ideas in the New MassGOP Platform

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Like many others, we watched with great interest as the Massachusetts Republican Party debated and voted on its platform last week. (The full text can be found here.) However, we were focusing on those parts of the document that deal with our big issues: fiscal responsibility, a healthier business climate, and…

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MassFiscalScorecard.org Update

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Today, the legislature voted on several proposals that would affect how lawmakers approach tax increases, among other things. There were several other key votes that took place. Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance will be updating our legislative scorecard (www.MassFiscalScorecard.org) with the new votes and scores. Please check our site this week for the updates.…

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