Shirley Leung (“The case for a sales tax rollback,” Business, Aug. 7) has a new platform for ideas with her column. Too bad she is joining the no-tax, low-tax cacophony. She gives a slight nod to Governor Patrick’s “bold plan” that would have lowered the regressive sales tax in favor of a more equitable increased income tax. But the pandering Legislature, its members afraid of losing their reelection bids, would not choose a more enlightened way.
Fear of the no-tax mob is paralyzing. Funny how the legislators’ compromising actions are still not enough. A group is mounting an effort to put the measly 3-cents-a-gallon gas tax to a vote.
The state’s infrastructure is crumbling. Has anyone seen the underside of the Charlestown Bridge? Will it take a bridge collapse to reverse the whining?