MASSACHUSETTS voters could send a message to liberal Democrats on Beacon Hill by voting to rescind the state income tax. Or they could just stop sending liberal Democrats to Beacon Hill.
"If you really want to send a message . . . send more Republicans," said state Representative George Peterson, a Republican from Grafton.
There are only 19 Republican legislators in the 160-member House of Representatives; only five of 40 state senators are Republican.
That means the Bay State votes overwhelmingly for Democrats who bring a certain fiscal philosophy to their job.
That philosophy is no mystery. Democrats view taxpayer-funded government services as essential to solving a range of problems.
Yet, even as voters elect Democrats, they're angry about how they spend their money. Taxpayer anger is supposedly the impetus behind Question 1, which calls for eliminating the state income tax.
So, why not get angry enough to switch horses and vote Republican?
the article is focused on boston, but applies everywhere