The Massachusetts state constitution stipulates that everybody in the Bay State pays the same income tax rate. But Beacon Hill needs money! What to do...what to do...
Here's an idea: Change the state constitution so we can tax our wealthiest citizens, those who make at least $250,000 per year, just a little bit more when times are tough.Taxing the rich! Who says liberals are out of fresh ideas? I like this response:
Here's a good idea, what say that every family earning more than $250,000 per year, move out of state and take their business and skills with them. That would make the kind of state Democrats crave - a welfare state.More taxes! Boston Globe: "Logan parking costs may soar - Governor proposes adding $2 'carbon fee' to lot, garage rates." Because everybody loves flying so much these days, they won't mind another fee.
Related - Tigerhawk notes that businesses are fleeing/failing in New Jersey thanks to high tax rates. NJ is the worst state for entrepreneurship and Massachusetts is #44.