NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Opinion

July 22, 2013

Taxes increase with bill

(Continued)

We need a transportation system that works and that requires an investment in our infrastructure, but before Beacon Hill hits us with new taxes for transportation, someone should ask where all this existing money has been going. There is evidence of an abundance of fraud and waste in the Mass. welfare system and instead of placing effort on eliminating wasteful spending and creating an efficient and honest welfare system, our legislators ignore these problems, disregard savings, show little interest in reprioritizing and simply raise taxes.

The House Republican caucus consistently stands by a comprehensive transportation finance plan that is free from any statewide tax increases. Governor Patrick and Democratic leaders owe it to the hard-working taxpayers to choose a more responsible and fiscally sound path to financing the state’s transportation system.

Colleen Fallon

Newburyport

Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Weird 'Wakudoki' Dance Launches Promotional Competition Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Broken Water Main Floods UCLA "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH)
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans