BOSTON -- If the tax-and-spend crowd on Beacon Hill has their way, residents across the Commonwealth completing their taxes will soon be digging a little deeper into their pockets. After raising their own pay, Democrats floated proposals for new taxes on the people of Massachusetts, blocked a sales tax holiday, and urged a defeat of a plan to cut the sales tax because "we need that money," according to one legislator. But there's been no word from legislative Democrats on whether they'll voluntarily pay a higher rate, a stunning display of hypocrisy that echos Senator Warren's refusal to pay a higher rate while urging others to pay more.
"Democrats have spent this session padding their pockets with taxpayers' hard-earned money, and have the gall to go back and ask them to pay even more, but would these pay-raising politicians voluntarily pay a higher rate?" said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. "Democrats' hypocrisy when it comes to paying higher taxes reveals that they view the Commonwealth's taxpayers as nothing more than their personal ATMs."