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Citizens Economic Research Foundation

May 13, 2005

A Curse on "Temporary" Taxation!

Friday the 13th

Let us celebrate the day by placing a curse on any Massachusetts politician who proposes a "temporary" tax.

And, just in time for our celebration:

Incredibly, in this 16th year of the "temporary" income tax hike of 1989, State Senator Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge), who has consistently opposed restoring the 5 percent income tax rate as promised, has proposed what he has the temerity to call a "temporary" increase in the state sales tax. According to a May 11 article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, his local daily, Sen. Moore suggested earlier this week that "the state may have to consider a ‘temporary’ sales tax increase to overcome cost overruns totaling $1.3 billion for 420 local school projects across the state."

Any suggestion of another ‘temporary" tax while we are still paying the last "temporary" tax is an insult to the intelligence of all Massachusetts citizens.

CLT hereby curses Senator Moore to be laughed out of town. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha snicker snicker ha etc.

For anyone who would like to laugh at Sen. Moore directly, his State House office number is 617-722-1420.

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