Senator Michael Rodrigues is that same out-of-touch poll who was outed by Michelle McPhee “Pol nabbed on New Hampshire booze run” for his booze-trip to save money in N.H. after jacking the price in Mass!
Outrageous and out of touch
Posted by Charles J. Gangi
Yesterday, the Revenue (Taxation) Committee held the hearing on our initiative petition to stop automatic tax hikes! It was a weekday!
Holding a hearing at the State House during the middle of a weekday is not convenient for people who work for a living in the private sector. But that fact seems to be lost on some people at the State House!
We had Rep. Geoff Diehl testify on behalf of the 120,000 people who signed our petition!
Also, at the hearing was group after group who live off our tax dollars. While all the taxpayers are at work, these people have time to lobby Beacon Hill for more of our money.
Their livelihood depends on being at the State House trying to get more tax money. Senator Michael Rodrigues, who is the Senate Chairman of the Revenue Committee, said the following to State House News Service: “I think even today with the testimony we heard there’s overwhelming support, at least in this room, of maintaining the indexing of the gas tax.” Really? Does Senator Rodrigues not understand that people work for a living???
Worse yet, Senator Rodrigues is ignoring the fact that an all-volunteer organization got 120,000 raw signatures to get this issue of taxation without representation on the ballot.
The House Chairman Jay Kaufman was just as bad. He said, “I think anybody who voted for it ought to stand up and stand tall.” Their spin is that transportation needs the funds. If so, then they need to have the courage to voted to raise our taxes. Don’t hide behind inflation.
As you and I know this is not about funding transportation. The state took in close to a billion dollars over revenue projections past 16 months so the money is there to fund transportation. This is about having the ability to take more money out of wallets without having to be accountable! They are abdicating their responsibilities to inflation.
Senator Mike Rodrigues needs to be reminded that we work for a living and that there is life beyond the State House bubble.
Please call Senator Rodrigues today and let him know you are angry about his remarks. His number is 617-722-1114. If you have more time in your day, please call the House Chairman Jay Kaufman at 617-722-2320. Beacon Hill needs to hear from the taxpayers!!!!
— Charles J. Gangi