Fortune called tax-incentive programs part of the “great America jobs scam,” saying not only would he audit those programs but push for the money currently diverted to lure specific businesses to be reinvested in communities for police, teachers and librarians instead. “Electing an auditor to tell you that the money is being thrown away exactly as expected is not going to help,” he said.
I had thought I had also specified firefighters but if not, I should have. And finally,
Nat Fortune, running as a Green Rainbow candidate, sided with Connaughton on the issue of campaign finance, explaining that he neither accepts nor belongs to a party that accepts special interest money. “Those two things set me apart, and also mean I have a low campaign budget,” said Fortune, a physics professor at Smith College.
Of course, you could help fix that problem!
Nat Fortune, Green-Rainbow Party Candidate for State Auditor
See it at http://www.rappaportcenter.org…
p>or go to the Rappaport Center home page at http://www.rappaportcenter.org/ then click on Public Policy Programs/Past Programs
I posted a question to Nat on his post on GMG about his proposal for a progressive income tax system in Massachusetts. I realize that as auditor he would not be able to change the way the tax system is implemented. However, he could certainly promote this idea and validate it as a workable solution to the difficult tax situation we face here, which is that whenever we need new revenue, we always turn to regressive taxes to find it. So anyway, don’t you think this is a great idea?
it wasn’t actually a post about his plan for a fairer tax system, it was his post linking to the auditor debate, where he discussed this proposal.