Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Massachusetts - Dumber Than Dishwater

Okay, so taxpayers will be paying MORE for LESS. Got it?

Full article here.

Well, flashback a mere 8 months ago to the election. Remember Mass Morons had a chance to ELIMINATE the state income tax. Not only did they take a pass, they voted down the repeal RESOUNDINGLY.

For more on that, read - Massachusetts- More Morons Than Your State!.

So why would anyone possibly vote FOR an income tax?

Well, people like my father were led to believe that his state pension would be cut.

And, others were led to believe that *local aid* would be slashed. In other words, their local government school budgets would get hammered.

Time and again I heard the essence of the latter. People were afraid that if income taxes were eliminated, that their *services* would really suffer.

But now Mass pols have cut services AND increased taxes!!!

In some ways I really do hope the Morons here keep electing the SAME that this economic death spiral can speed up a bit.


Anonymous said...

700 NYC teachers are paid to do nothing

Because the teachers collect their full salaries of $70,000 or more, the city Department of Education estimates the practice costs the taxpayers $65 million a year.


Anonymous said...

How is your income tax structured?
Do you soak "the rich" and leave most middle & lower income people to pay nothing?
If yes, I'f suggest the great mass of voters are acting rationally.
Of course, given your description maybe they are too dense to do this and the result is only incidental!

- Anon.

CaptiousNut said...

Income tax is a flat 5.3%, I believe.

Wikipedia has an entry on the failed initiative.

Though they don't utilize the term Moron at all. Amazing!

Notable excerpt:

From 1991-2007 more than 550,000 people moved out of Massachusetts, ranking the commonwealth as the 2nd worst state in the US in terms of population loss.

CaptiousNut said...

Nice link Kfell. Thanks.

Rightfully, there should have been a news story on that when the number of do-nothing teachers hit 50!