Her home town’s Newton Tab Blog accused her of “damning the voters” and attracted the usual negative commentators. A Boston Globe Blogger accused her of displaying Beacon Hill chutzpah, but attracted no commentators. (Actually accusing Kay Khan of having Beacon Hill chutzpah is a hilariously correct description of this sweet-looking lady who smiles politely at the “no new tax signals”’ from Leadership and then continues to starting conversations with her colleagues about “getting real about revenue options.”)
Want to participate, or even convene a conversation about progressive revenue reform with your neighbors and your legislators? We’ve got a list of planning groups all over the state, and if you want to join or start one, email Carmen Arce-Bowen and s/he’ll get you connected.
If you want to start developing your own talking points, check out the ONE Mass 2011 Revenue Campaign. Another opportunity to learn why we’re in this fiscal crisis and how to talk about taxes as a solution is to attend the first in a series of Insider Budget Briefings on this topic on March 2nd at 3:30 – 5:30 on the 9th floor of 30 Winter St., Boston.
Meanwhile — call your own Legislator and ask him/her to join you and your neighbors in a conversation about taxes. And then do call and support Rep. Khan and a growing group of Legislators willing and able to stand up for new taxes to lessen the proposed cuts in the programs that keep our communities healthy.
Cross posted at ONE Massachusetts.