Every tax is a pay cut.  Every tax cut is a pay raise.
Citizens for Limited Taxation

Boston Globe, August 5, 2002
So long, I can't afford to stay.
    by David Thompson
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I must say goodbye to Massachusetts.  What we had was so beautiful.  It was a dream come true.  Unfortunately, it was a dream from which I must wake or risk being swept away by the ever rising tide of costs that it takes to live here.

I just sold my small cape in Bellingham.  With the obscene profits I made from the sale, I will pay off all my debts, put a significant sum in the bank, and still have enough left over for a large downpayment on a house just north of Birmingham, Ala.  The new house is twice the square footage of my old house.

We will enjoy a much better standard of living and be able to go on vacation, save for the kids college education, and assure ourselves a self-sufficient retirement.  Living in Massachusetts affords us no such luxuries.

Being partnered with Massachusetts is a fatal attraction, and the taxes are going up again.  Pretty soon only House Speaker Tom Finneran and the richest of the rich will be able to make it in Massachusetts.

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