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Massachusetts to vote on abolition of state taxes

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  • revitaliser
    On November 5, Massachusetts will vote on the elimination of the state s current 5% tax on wages, the 5% tax on interest and dividends, and the up-to-12% tax
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 3, 2002
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      On November 5, Massachusetts will vote on the elimination of the
      state's current 5% tax on wages, the 5% tax on interest and
      dividends, and the up-to-12% tax on capital gains. If passed, the
      initiative will save the average Massachusetts taxpayer $3,000 a
      year.

      Carla Howell, the head of the Committee for Small Government (CSG)
      and the Libertarian Party's candidate for governor, said that "for
      the first time in Libertarian Party history, a plank of our
      Libertarian platform will go directly before the voters". In
      response to criticism that the initiative would cripple state
      government, Carla said it will "merely downsize state government
      spending from today's bloated $23 billion to a more modest $14
      billion." Carla Howell said she will promote the initiative in her
      campaign for governor, and Michael Cloud will tout it in his
      campaign for U.S. Senate.

      Carla Howell and Michael Cloud will write the argument in favor of
      the Small Government Act for the Massachusetts Voter's Guide, which
      will be mailed to the state's 4 million registered voters. Hundreds
      of volunteers will distribute 1 million copies of a "9 Common Sense
      Reasons to End the Income Tax" flier to voters, and hundreds of
      thousands of dollars worth of radio and TV ads will promote the
      Small Government Act, focusing on the economic benefits of the
      initiative.

      For more details, see:
      http://www.lp.org/lpnews/0208/masstax.html
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