Skip to comments.Gov. Deval Patrick insists public will support tax on soda, candy
Posted on 01/26/2012 3:28:07 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Taxes on candy and soda and an expansion of the Bay States bottle bill are two widely supported ways to increase revenue, Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters as he filed a $32.3 billion budget yesterday, just under 3 percent larger than this years.
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Sure, the public is always for more taxes...
He’s Obama’s Mini Me.
“Im asking the Legislature to make tough choices, Patrick said. The progress weve made is happening because weve made those choices and made them together.
What Lil Barry is really saying to the Charlatans who inhabit the snakepit under the Golden Dome is, “How are we gonna divvy up the proceeds?” (Wink,Wink)
I despise him.
I’m sure Her Highness will welcome this new taxing of pop and candy as making it more expensive and hopefully making it too costly for the little kiddies to buy. But will they make the tax high enough that organic raised arugula will be cheaper and thus be purchased instead.
I don’t eat organic food, but I would not support a tax on Organic labels. I don’t smoke but don’t want higher cigarette taxes. And I’m in good shape but don’t want a tax on sweets and soda. What I do want is for the Nanny State to get out of my life and do its jobs - as enumerated in the state and federal Constitutions but nothing more. We need to push not just to dump Obama but to shape a new Congress that isn’t as full of itself as those who have been in DC or the State House for too long.
Taxes on soda and candy?? Sure Massachusetts do it. Herbert’s Candie (a local candy company) and Polar Beverage (a soda company) could move to New Hampshire. It will be nice for NH.
The Candy Man
time to head to the deck of the Beaver and flood the harbor with Gatorade bottles and NECCO wafers.
Most things Mass does is good for NH.
No they won’t
Gov. Deval Patrick insists public will support tax on soda, candy"And if they don't f-'em."
A tax on candy and soda is really a tax on the poor and lower middle class who consume these items in much greater quantiities
Since the poor don’t pay any income tax, maybe it’s not a bad idea.....certainly better than raising state income tax on actual producers....
Of course controlling spending might be even a better idea......but
Let’s not get crazy here with outlandish thoughts about controlling government spending
The libs in Washington State thought the same thing when they approved this exact same tax on candy....until the voters overwhelmingly overturned it the following November on a referendum vote. If Massachusetts has a referendum system like Washington I’m sure it could be overturned. The campaign ads on TV were excellent with grocery clerks explaining how more expensive things would be. Massachusetts could use the same ads. LOL!
Of course, distilled beverages are still way overpriced in Taxachusetts. But New Hampshire is a short drive away.