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Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

The props for Patrick’s wish list

The political play’s the thing, and in Massachusetts anyone can be a prop as Governor Deval Patrick pitches for new taxes.

The poor, the disabled, students from pre-school to college, MBTA riders — if we don’t raise taxes, conditions will worsen for all of them. Services for the most vulnerable will be cut. Tuition, fees, and fares will go up.

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