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.