This is swiped from Peter Asen, at RIFuture: The Governor just fessed up to his hopes of eliminating the income tax and completely undermining the progressive currents of RI’s tax code — which fail to countervail its regressive tide — effectively forcing increases in sales and property taxes:
As Pat wrote below, the Governor doesn’t think the state has cut taxes for the wealthy or shifted enough of the taxpaying to the rest of us enough – now he wants to get rid of the income tax and make up the revenue through the regressive sales tax!
Enough is enough! Come protest the Governor’s tax-shifting schemes tomorrow, Thursday October 30, from 8:00am-8:30am at the State House.
Join us on your way to work to make a statement that we won’t let Carcieri talk about “cutting taxes” as a way to shift who pays them.
Email peter (at) oceanstateaction (dot) org for more information.