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nraacct
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:38:25 PM

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick unveiled more elements of his tax plans Thursday, including proposals to gradually raise the gas tax, MBTA fares, turnpike tolls, and Registry fees, plans he says will stabilize the transportation system long into the future.

Patrick’s blueprints would also eliminate 45 personal tax deductions worth $1.3 billion annually, including deductions for T passes, college scholarships, and dependents under 12.


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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 1:37:33 AM

Sounds like time for a recall!
bsnort
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 1:12:29 AM

Maybe time for another boston tea party!
NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:51:11 PM

Taxachusetts.
esq262
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:35:06 PM

Only in Mass
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:14:31 PM

We need more taxes.
Norm10
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:20:15 AM

Just make the rich pay!
StArrow68
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:28:10 AM

Good luck stopping this train. Nobody wants to pay but e erybody wants to complain when they don't have the benefits.
roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:17:29 AM

whatever it takes to balance state coffers... just keep democrats in washington out of them
hrtdi
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:44:54 PM

lol Cothrom. Nice one!
esq262
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:38:17 PM

That hurts.
Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:23:55 PM

Maybe they should re name the state to "Taxachusetts"
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:07:28 PM

It's not gonna be good for Massachusetts.
csblesson
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:06:00 PM

No more taxes
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:42:54 PM

Good for him for tring to raising most taxes and fees we pay and with token lower on some if it will pass.
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:16:50 PM

From the article: "But the plan carries some risk for the governor. While it could cement his legacy, it could also anger voters and ­reignite the once-powerful anti­tax movement in Massachusetts."

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Even the Liberals in Massachusetts sing a different tune when it is THEIR ox being gored. Governor Patrick must be applying for King Obama's job in 2016. But "reignite the once-powerful anti­tax movement in Massachusetts"? This WAS, the cradle of the American revolution, so LET THE FIRE BEGIN!
listerone
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:11:46 PM

Osama Obama = Doctor Evil....."Coupe Deval" Patrick = Mini Me.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:33:54 PM

You can take Patrick's plan and flush it down the toilet
TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 7:44:16 PM

Come on America. Break out of your brain washed stupor and make the professional politicians understand the word NO. The bible says to turn the other cheek. Well we have turned all four cheeks and they want to slap a lot more. When they cut current government spending by 50%, cut their salaries by 25%, switch from PERS to social security and repeal 150 years of idiotic legislation, then there will be a chance that someone working for Americans is in DC.
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:37:06 PM

We should expect to see a bunch of tax gimicks.
gcalleja
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:28:49 PM

Higher taxes? Surprise!
bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:21:23 PM

Now you know why it's so blue every 4 years
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:13:08 PM

a democraps bible
drz614
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:56:28 PM

oh no, not again.
djwhit
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:40:39 PM

NO MORE TAXES..........
doggod
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:29:53 PM

Would you start a new business in a state like that? Me neither.

Zeke33
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:18:56 PM

Tax and Spend -- that is the slogan of the DemocRATS in Taxachusetts.
shashathern
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:46:11 PM

So the working 50% have to support the non-working 50%.
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