Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

Are there any alternative to taxes, taxes, and taxes?

During the past few months, Massachusetts residents have been subjected to a dizzying array of proposals to increase their taxes, tolls, and fees to close the Commonwealth’s and Worcester’s budget gaps in FY10. These include an increase in the gas tax and sales tax, increases in the tolls on bridges and the Mass Pike, and instituting a toll on I93 to catch all those folks who live in New Hampshire and work in Massachusetts (assuming they continue to do so after the tax hikes). In addition, the Governor has proposed a one percent local option hike in the hotel tax and meals tax, putting communities that adopt these increases at a competitive advantage with those that do not.