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Tax hike an insult to hardworking citizens

I am a homeowner and taxpayer. I am not entitled to a comfortable pension with benefits, such as that provided to civil service workers. I will pay for my own benefits. I am simply someone who works hard to provide for my family and to save for a secure retirement.

As such, I am offended by Governor Patrick’s proposal to raise the income tax. The governor claims to understand what the average taxpayer is experiencing. But he is naive, at best, given his half-hearted efforts to reform resource-draining spending. Whether in a bad or booming economy, the taxpayer is crushed by taxes and fees that continue to minimize our quality of life and our ability to save for retirement.

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