Therefore, this news that the voters of MA may well elect to dump the state income tax boggles my mind.
I like the pair of quotes from the opposing sides of the issue:
''There's this incredibly arrogant and demeaning assumption that government are the only ones that can act to meet people's needs,'' Howell said. ''How many people are they so-called serving?''
''It would completely decimate core government functions,'' said Senator Mark C. Montigny, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. ''It's a cheap political thrill, unless you are willing to live in the Idaho of the East Coast.''
We can thank, or blame, the libertarians if the measure passes :) What an interesting experiment, though...
UPDATE November 7th 2002: Looks like it lost, but barely. I'm disappointed but I am sure the issue will be back.