It will never pass, but I am going to vote for it. http://www.smallgovernmentact.org/ The ballot proposal comes from the Coalition for Small Government, led by one-time Libertarian candidate for governor Carla Howell. The ballot question would phase out the state income tax by cutting it in half, from 5.3 percent to 2.65 percent, in 2009 and eliminating it altogether in 2010. An identical question got 45 percent of the vote in 2002 and carried in a number of Merrimack Valley towns, including Haverhill, Methuen and North Andover. The repeal would save the average taxpayer about $3,600 a year. It would cut $11 billion from state revenues, forcing legislators to pare back the state's $28 billion budget. In 2000, voters passed a referendum ordering the Legislature to roll back the income tax from a "temporary" level of 5.95 percent set in 1989 to its "permanent" level of 5 percent. Lawmakers gradually reduced the rate to 5.3 percent, but froze it at that level in 2002, claiming further reductions were unaffordable. I would rather pay higher taxes on my home, like New Hampshire residents. (Tax deduction). Income tax only hurts people that work, which is why our goverment likes it.