BOSTON — The Boston Globe uncovered that Coakley apparently doesn’t think it is critical enough to actually pay the tax herself. Instead, she forces taxpayers to pick up her tab at the pump.
“If it were anyone other than the gaffe-prone Martha Coakley, this level of hypocrisy would be surprising, but saying one thing while doing the opposite is typical Martha Coakley,” said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. “For Coakley to boast her full-throated support for the gas tax only to get caught not paying it herself is beyond embarrassing, it’s downright shameful. Let’s face it, abusing tax dollars to fill up her campaign car is like gambling with house money except only taxpayers lose in this scheme.”