No Massachusetts Gas Tax Hike
His Excellency The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick and any and all members of the Government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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To Whom It May Concern;
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, formally state our objection to any proposed legislation that results in any increase of taxes or associated fees of gasoline in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
We submit that any increase in said gasoline taxes at this time will not benefit taxpayers in the Commonwealth, in any appreciable or meaningful way, especially with the current state of the economy.
Furthermore, we believe its not fair to put the burden of overspending and mismanagement of projects in the eastern part of the Commonwealth on citizens of the western part of the Commonwealth. Western Massachusetts citizens rarely, if ever, use these projects (Big Dig, MBTA). Therefore, we dont feel we should be responsible for digging these agencies out of this financial burden.
We respectfully submit this request in the spirit of continuing to exercise our ability to purchase gasoline at a price that allows us to work, take care of our families, and in every other way contribute to the common good of the economy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.