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LETTER: Graduated Income Tax Bad For Massachusetts

The following is a letter to the editor from Val Wormell. Letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect the views of WestfordCAT or its Board of Directors. To submit your own letter, e-mail [email protected]

On Wednesday, there will be a Constitutional Convention at the State House.
House and Senate members will be deciding whether or not put the graduated income tax on the 2018 ballot. Please call your legislators today to tell them to vote NO! The State House number is 617-722-2000.
Liberals are calling the measure the “Millionaire Tax” and they are promising that this money will go to road repairs and education. As we know from our successful fight to stop automatic gas tax hikes, their promises don’t amount to much. There is no reason to believe that any of this money will go to education or transportation.
When Maryland did a tax on millionaires, do you know what happened? Thousands of them relocated costing their state millions of dollars. We would be giving people just another reason to move to New Hampshire.
We also know that when this so-called millionaire tax doesn’t raise enough funds, they will lower the amount.
The graduated income tax has been rejected numerous times by Massachusetts voters! Let’s stop it again.
Please call your legislator today.