Chip Faulkner, CLT star petitioner and GOP candidate for Carron's seat in the Legislature Jerzy Jachimczyk, and others will attend this open meeting and carry the truth. They're hoping to see a few of you there too. You'll be able to spot them easily: They'll be proudly wearing their "Tax Busters -- Roll It Back!" t-shirts and passing out CLT Scituate activist Norm Paley's "More Is Never Enough!" badges.

We hope as many of you as possible will join the fun and festivities at the Sturbridge American Legion Post, all for a very worthwhile cause: At last the return of your hard-earned money!

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Chip Ford

The Southbridge News
Monday, March 27, 2000

Tax cut foes to visit Sturbridge
By Joe Billingham

STURBRIDGE -- To many people the words "tax cut" are some of the nicest sounding words in the English language, but according to one group, the Cellucci Administration's proposed tax cuts in the Commonwealth's Fiscal Year 2001 budget will cause more harm than good.

The Sturbridge Democratic Town Committee will host a presentation this coming Wednesday by Jim St. George, of the Boston-based Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts. St. George and TEAM will present the "Campaign for Massachusetts' Future," to the Sturbridge, Southbridge, Dudley and Charlton Democratic Town Committees about what they believe is the need to defeat the GOP income tax cut proposal on November's ballot. The group was invited by state Rep. Mark Carron, D-Southbridge. ...

..."If this referendum passes, the middle class taxpayer would actually lose money. Those people in the upper-income tax bracket will be the only ones to see any savings [Rep. Caron lied].

Not surprisingly, state Rep. Reed Hillman, R-Sturbridge, who represents part of Sturbridge, along with Carron, felt differently about the proposed tax cuts.

"You can never pay enough taxes to keep TEAM happy," Hillman joked. ... "Right now, Massachusetts has the fifth highest tax rate in the U.S. If this passes, we'll have the tenth highest rate," Hillman said. "I think we need to leave as much money in people's pockets as we can."

The presentation will be made at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at the Sturbridge-Fiskdale American Legion Post, on Route 20. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED.

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