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

Commonwealth ( your wealth is their wealth ) of Massachusetts Finances

On November 4, 2008, you will be able to vote to eliminate the Massachusetts state income tax. .

The state cannot get a cent for any man without taking it from some other man, and this latter
must be a man who has produced it and saved it. This latter is the Forgotten Man.

  • Eliminating the state income tax will put $3,600 in your hands to spend in whatever way you wish to spend it, like your heating bill this winter.

    Otherwise, the state decides how it should be spent.

    Divide the $12.7 billion in state income taxes collected in 2009 by 3.4 million taxpayers.

  • Eliminating the state income tax will make Massachusetts much more economically competitive

    Nine (9) states have no income tax. All of them are more competitive than Massachusetts.

  • If you are a strong supporter of government funding, you may always donate 5.3% or more of your income to the state.
    No tax is required, but donations may always be made.

  • Eliminating the state income tax will reduce state revenues back to where they were in 1999. It was a very good year.

    The state income tax represents an average 27% of state revenues after adding in all state operations.

  • Fiscal 2009 revenues will be up $1.12 billion over fiscal 2008 revenues.

  • Tax Freedom Day in Massachusetts was April 28, 2008. This is the day you starting earning money for yourself and not for someone else.

  • Chapter 70 for schools (expense code 7061-0008) is merely the state as the taxing authority distributing monies back to your town.

    These revenues should be the responsibility of the town.

    Your vote at the town level has more value than your vote at the state level.

    If the state taxes you and redistributes the monies to your town, isn't your vote is being diluted?

    I have yet to find a single person who can tell me the formula used to reproduce the numbers generated by the state.

  • While you may complain about the cost of your weekly gas fillup, do you ever complain about your weekly tax bill?.

    Add your local property taxes, state income tax and other state taxes, your federal taxes, gas tax, etc... and divide by 52.

    Compare it to the cost of filling up your gas tank.

  • Question1 will not raise your property taxes. Your municipality's teacher/police/fire unions might push for an override by pressuring your Board of Selectman or Alderman.

  • Are you tired of the sheer contempt shown towards taxpayers by the state legislature and governor? If so, Axe The Tax.

  • Eliminating the state income tax will force the state government to eliminate useless perks to the state police such as the

  • If you have been stopped by the state police, have they shown you their civil servant attitude?

    This is your opportunity to show them your attitude.

  • Massachusetts is a sanctuary state for illegal aliens.
    Have you ever read an article about the state police ever turning illegals over to ICE?

    Do you believe the state police officers are doing their jobs?
    Are they derelict in their duties?
    Do you want to continue funding non-fuctional departments?

  • Governor Deval Patrick would like in-state tuition for illegal aliens. A sign of too much money?

  • Massachusetts currently has a pilot program to pay for the health insurance for illegal aliens.  Another sign of too much money?

  • Eliminating the state income tax will significantly control the proliferation (approximately 150,000) of full and part time state employees

  • Public sector employees are 90% unionized. The sole purpose of a union is to ask for better pay and benefits.

    Tired of paying the much better pay and benefits?

  • Examine the general expenditures of the state. How many apply to you?

  • Have you received less than civil service from a civil servant?

    Perhaps, they have forgotten that they are civil servants?

    Now is the time to remind them.

  • Why do we spend more on State Corrections (8900-0001) than the University of Massachusetts (7100-0200)?

    Are we nuts?

  • Why do we spend $1.3 billion (with a B) on mental retardation ? Is there an issue with the water supply?

  • Why do we only spend only $120 million on the Department of Highways

  • Tired of local and state government employees double dipping?

  • At age 72, will you be working bagging groceries to pay for the retirement and health insurance of your neighbor who retired from the state of Massachusetts 20 years ago after a short 30 year career.

  • Just because a job exists in the public sector, does not mean it is essential or even needed (except to the current holder of the job).

  • Question 1 will not affect essential services of the state government. Enumerate what an essential service is.

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