Overview: Where to Cut State Government Spending When We Vote To Roll Back the Sales Tax to 3%
- Want specific ideas of where to cut just over $2 billion out of the $52 billion the state spends every year? Just click on each item in this list to see a description of where we can cut state spending – with no impact on essential services. Click again to close it.
- Can we safely cut 5% of state spending? You bet! According to a Fabrizio poll in 2008 of Massachusetts voters, the state wastes 41 cents on every dollar it spends – a staggering $21 billion of your tax dollars – every year.
- That’s as much as the cost of the Big Dig!
- That’s ten times more than needed to roll back back the sales tax to 3%.
- That’s why making needed cuts when we roll back the sales tax to 3% is a drop in the bucket. A first step towards cleaning out waste from Massachusetts state government spending.
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