How Much Does Rolling Back the Sales Tax to 3% Cut State Spending?
- Rolling back the sales tax to 3% cuts total state spending by less than 5%. No reduction in local spending.
- Total Massachusetts state spending is $52 billion.
- Beacon Hill politicians spend $1 billion every week.
- How much would rolling back the sales tax to 3% reduce state spending?
- $2.34 billion. Out of $52 billion.
- Less than 5% of total state spending.
- How much of that $52 billion is government waste, pork, patronage, and sweetheart deals? 20%? 30%? 40%?
- Keep in mind that $52 billion is just what the state government spends. Cities and towns spend an additional $22 billion, every year, paid for by your local taxes (on top of the $5 billion cities and towns get in “local aid” from the state.)
- Rolling back the sales tax reduces state spending by 5%. It requires no reduction in city or town spending and no reduction in local aid.
- Does cutting state spending just 5% go far enough?
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