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House votes to RAISE SALES TAX from 5% to 6.25%

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  1. cupofjoe1962

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    Channel 7 news just reported that the house voted to raise the sales tax
    from 5% to 6.25%.

    They also say that they have enough votes to override a veto from Patrick.

    I am sure this will do wonders for the Massachusetts economy.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Sales tax average in CA is around 9% - you guys have some catching up to do :)
     
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    I personally think the country would be better off saving more money, and having a higher sales/consumption tax and a lower income tax.
     
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    And yet MA voters just keep checking the box for these same people. Unbelievable. At least Deval has shown some common sense lately, trying to reform pensions, threatening to veto this tax increase. I thought when he was elected it would be the legislature keeping him in line, not the other way around.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Still .75 1% behind Rhode Island ... I guess ours will hit 8% now ... :bricks:
     
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    Actually there is a proposal to decrease the RI sales tax, not sure how they are gonna pull that one off..
     
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    Cancel all the deadwood of retired state workers' pensions???


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    The pensions bit I like, but his vetoing this tax isn't worth mentioning, since his plan is to implement a 19 cent per gallon increase in the state gas tax.

    This is great though. A 25% increase in the state sales tax. No one should be complaining. Massachusetts has great foliage in the fall, and just imagine what this will do to our ranking in the Health Index.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    Glad I currently live on the NH border. Spend and Taxachusetts can suck it. I'll be sure to move to NH before buying my next car.
     
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    Taxachussets? I pay 11.25% sales tax here. (illinois)
     
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    #12 Jersey

    How much is your excise tax? ;)
     
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    Bad timing. Increasing taxes worsens recessions.

    Of course, once the tax revenues come back to normal the sales tax isn't repealed. Is there a duration to the increase, or is it in perpetuity?
     
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    #12 Jersey

    Wow strudel you're the first far lefty I've ever heard get that. I'm impressed.
     
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    It'll come down about the same time as the required 5% income tax that the voters demanded...in essence NEVER!
     
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    What is a sales tax?
     
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    Good thing people voted no one Question 1 eh? :mad:

    Well, look at the bright side fellas, we got good foliage in the fall, and are wa up on the Health Index. Those kinds of amenities aren't free!
     
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    in MA, it is 5% of good purchased with the exception of clothing (up tp $275 per article), and food (unprepared.....for example, if you go to the supermarket, most groceries are untaxed, but if you buy a cooked chicken, it is taxed)
     
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    it is simply amazing who get voted into state govt in MA

    even deval patrick is trying to fight this and said he will veto it
     
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    Question 1 was a complete waste of time. If it weren't income tax it'd just be property taxes. Menino is on record saying that if it passed they'd just find another way to tax us.
     
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