The Tough Sell Of Tax Hikes

This article is about the current fiscal realities in Massachusetts municipalities, but let’s hope it’s the harbinger of a nationwide anti-tax trend — and not just for property taxes but for every tax scheme politicians and bureaucrats conceive in their twisted minds:

As homeowners across the region struggle to balance their checkbooks, municipal leaders are leery of asking them to shoulder higher tax bills to help balance their communities’ finances, especially in cities and towns where proposed increases were resoundingly defeated last year.

The resistance to taxes also is apparent in nearby Maine:

The Legislature is in the process of reviewing some tough cuts proposed by Governor John Baldacci to fill a $190 million hole in the budget. The temptation to raise taxes, however, appears to be a non-starter in the Senate, where several Democrats are joining with their Republican colleagues and saying “no.”

Can you say anti-tax revolution?!!!


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