Millionaire's tax status

Millionaire's tax status

Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

February 7th, 2018, 11:24 am #1

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments yesterday (2/6/2018). They will decide within the next couple of weeks.
The core of it is that the ballot question says funds collected are to be used for education and transportation and the rich people say that preempts the legislature's authority to authorize targeted expenditures. However the ballot question specifically says that any expenditures using these funds  must be authorized by the legislature. The assistant attorney general arguing for the state is from Gloucester, Juliana de Haan Rice. I bet some of you went to Plum Cove or O'Maley or GHS with her.There is a summary below:


https://commonwealthmagazine.org/courts ... aires-tax/
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Joined: February 19th, 2010, 9:12 pm

February 7th, 2018, 11:31 am #2

Thanks, Damon.  I hope they decide in favor of allowing voters to evaluate the question in full as it stands.
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Joined: June 25th, 2007, 6:00 pm

February 7th, 2018, 11:53 am #3

I read the argument and gave a copy to the Rockport person who is supporting ballot questions. It looked like the millionaires were making a pretty silly case but I am not expert.
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Joined: November 13th, 2010, 12:37 pm

February 7th, 2018, 12:50 pm #4

I feel very bad for the millionaires these days. They have it so bad. I would even exchange incomes with them, since their incomes seems to cause them so much pain. I would gladly help them out with this terrible problem they are faced with, having to be taxed and all that. 

It's very sad. 
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Joined: March 30th, 2007, 12:27 am

February 9th, 2018, 3:50 pm #5

Life is complicated:

The Koch brothers:
https://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/ ... to-society

...and the Sackler family, makers of all those killing field addictive opiods:

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a1 ... oxycontin/
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
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