The report shows the tax burden here declining steadily since 2005, when Massachusetts ranked 18th among the states....In what world is a scenario that's forcing school closures across the state and dozens of layoffs every year in municipalities big and small a good thing? The tax burden in Massachusetts is falling rapidly, but citizens across the state (if not at the Boston Globe) are quickly realizing that things aren't going in the "right" direction. There are severe repercussions when we can't even pay for the most basic of services. We're all suffering because of it.
In November, voters will be faced with a ballot question to eliminate the state income tax. The tax foundation's report shows Massachusetts moving in the right direction.
I'm sick of the MSM continually propagating the Republican talking point that there are no good taxes. It's utterly absurd and a gross violation of the job the media is supposed to be doing.