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Massachusetts Liberal

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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Pity the packies

OK, now I have just about seen it all -- the sales tax hike on booze that goes into effect today is unfair and should be the subject of a voter repeal.

Why stop there? Why not repeal the tax on everything. Live free or die, after all.

And die is what we will be doing in large numbers if we start to think that government does nothing. Yep, police, fire, public works, education, social services. All free and provided out of the ether -- some by the same people who will sign the petition.

And while we're at it -- less remove the burden on the poor small business people who have to collect the taxes we pay. So unfair to them to have to collect our money. Some of which goes to paying for health care for the employees they do not cover with insurance.

So let's all drive up to New Hampshire -- where the state runs the packies. Load up on booze, butts and fireworks and just say screw it all.

Last one out of Massachusetts, shut off the lights. After all, there won't be anyone left to pay the utility taxes.

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Blogger Readwriteblue said...

I am 17 miles from the nearest NH State Liquor store. If I spend more that $60.00 the tax savings pay for the trip.

Facts are stubborn things.

August 02, 2009 9:41 AM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

And for those who don't live near NH? I'm sure there will be folks near the border like you for who it makes sense. I'm guessing it doesn't for a whole lot more. Enjoy the traffic jams :-)

And while we're at it, which other special interests would you exempt?

August 02, 2009 10:28 AM  
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August 02, 2009 8:47 PM  

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