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Working for Nothing in Massachusetts

English: Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
English: Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many people, getting public assistance, need it.

Many people, who are working, are barely able to maintain a comfortable existence.

The cost of food is rising faster than most wages.

Income and property taxes are paid by people who are working and those who have property.

Some people, who receive a kind of public assistance, have property.

Taxes are the primary revenue that supports the cost of public assistance.

Do all those statements appear to be fair and true?

Accepting them as true, what happens when our national debt requires the Federal Government to raise taxes and (hopefully) spend less? Our Federal government is capable of raising taxes directly, and indirectly. Directly, is what you have noticed in your most recent pay checks. Indirectly, happens when State and City governments get fewer Federal grants as the spending is cut back. The cities have become accustomed to receiving those grants to the point of relying upon them. State and City/Town budgets suddenly find themselves over, an emptying, barrel from their dependence upon grants. (Makes me wonder about the intelligence of those who create State and city budgets.)

So? There is a scramble to get more money! Where will they get it? Ah ha! “Let’s get Mikey! He owns property.”

Up go the property taxes and property owners are going to be digging deeper. Sucks to own things sometimes! The property owner, not only, has the burden of increased food costs, smaller paychecks, and higher bills for their property… they are getting out of bed and going to work for those burdens, most of which, would go away if they didn’t bother.

Then, the State realizes food is costing more. The decision is made to increase the amount allotted for food stamps.

Uh oh, State taxes and fees are going to go up for food stamp support!

Well, at least sales tax helps create revenue and is paid by every consumer. Sales taxes are the fairest way to get money from everyone because the cross hairs aren’t on any one sector or what you have saved.

Hello! Thought you might want to know that there is a rumor, the State of Massachusetts is considering lowering the state sales tax. What the heck?

I ask you to consider who will pay for the loss of sales tax revenue?

My title makes all kind of sense, now, doesn’t it?


I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

2 thoughts on “Working for Nothing in Massachusetts

    1. Thank-you so much…I try to state things simply while expecting to be criticized by those people who like to throw statistics around. Gosh, that’s just meant to be confusing and to change the subject in most cases. 🙂

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