How our state leaders made our Granite State neighbors richer
Tax-Free Savings - Stock Up and Save, or Live (tax) Free or Die
By Walter Brooks
That's what the big new signs reads at New Hampshire State Liquor Stores just over the border from Taxachusetts.
The liquor prices were always cheaper in New Hampshire, but the just added Massachusetts 6.25% tax on booze makes it irresistible.
When I stopped to check this it out this past weekend on my way home from Maine, every car I saw in the parking lot was from Massachusetts where our one-party Democratic State Legislature just increased our sales tax 25% and included alcohol in the items taxed for the first time adding 6.25% to the cost of liquor and wine bought locally.
Our Democratic Governor signed the bill demonstrating to one and all that he is as removed from the "real world" as our long-discredited, corrupt and dictatorial one-party legislature.
The fact that unemployment is almost 10%, the worse it's been in decades, means nothing to these rich, fat political hacks who are completely insulated from your retribution because of our de-facto one-party system on Beacon Hill.
They can NOT be touched, and it's YOUR fault
Thomas Jefferson said that "a people get the government they deserve", and Massachusetts deserves these narcissistic nabobs because you and I put them in office by our votes.
And the Republican party in Massachusetts is just as guilty.
The GOP POGs, "Petrified Old Guard", which control the Republican party machinery, is more interested in foisting conservatives who are stuck in the GOP past, than offering voters the kind of Progressive Republican men and women whom this state regularly elected a generation ago, men and women like Governor Frank Sargent (Orleans), Ed Brooke (Oak Bluffs), Elliot Richardson (Eastham) and Shirley Gomes (Harwich).
Independent and Democrat voters supported these Progressive Republicans every time they ran for office.
That was then, this is now
A perfect example of the state GOP's fascination with bourgeois capitalist conservatives instead of people-friendly pols is the party's present back-room fostering of an large insurance company C.E.O., probably the least popular job in America today.