On September 23, 2010, the Committee Against Repeal of the Alcohol Tax will host a Comedy Night Fundraiser and Rally for Vote No On Question 1: No Special tax Break for Alcohol.
Massachusetts voters could use a laugh, and we’re giving it to them.
The Vote No on Question 1: No Special Tax Break for Alcohol campaign is happy to present Comedians Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney, Johhny Pizzi and special guest Jimmy Tingle for a $20-dollar-head fundraiser and rally at Florian Hall in Dorchester.
On November 2nd, Massachusetts voters will be asked to repeal the alcohol sales tax that generates $110 million for addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Only basic necessities like food, clothing and prescription medicines deserve an exemption from the sales tax. Not alcohol!
Details: September 23, 2010 at Florian Hall. 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA 02122 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $20 donation can be mailed & made payable to:
Committee Against Repeal of the Alcohol Tax
c/o ABH, Inc
251 W. Central Street, Natick, MA 01760
So this one is a natural for me.
p>People don’t die because they cannot afford booze or beer. They may lose their kids or their marriage, or crash their cars if they abuse alcohol – but no one dies from an alcohol deficiency.
p>Alcohol should pay its way.
p>But, anyway, as I said, $20 I can afford. I just delete the pitches to “max out now” for candidates; just not a reality for our family and cash flow in the year 2010.
p>My spouse and I contributed the max exactly once, and it doesn’t look like we will ever do THAT again.
then why would not taxing beer be a special exemption? Wouldn’t it be a special exemption to the exemption by taxing it?
p>(this is not to argue the question itself, just the language used by the no on 1 campaign)
I think the reason services are exempted from sales tax is that a majority of Representatives and Senators are lawyers and exempt from the sales tax. According to OneMass http://onema.org/getinformed/r… exempting services means a loss of revenues of nearly $7 billion per year.
Do you favor taxing services?
He endorsed Brown and did a fundraiser for Baker. Isn’t doing a “No on One” fundraiser a conflict?
I think he’s a bit confused, or just following the dollar signs.
Truth in Google searching!