As someone who whole heartedly supported Deval Patrick (after the primary) I am a bit surprised by Governor Patrick's latest solution to the $1 billion dollar deficit.
Patrick also said he wanted to introduce legislation that would let cities and towns implement "local option taxes" on certain goods and services. Those taxes could ease the property tax burden.
"I trust you and your neighbors to determine whether a 1, 2, or 3 percent tax on lunch at the local pub is appropriate," he said.
So we introduce one tax to alleviate another??? This policy sounds familar. The words "Shell Game" comes to mind.
Please tell me I am wrong!