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Massachusetts Public Office Holders and Candidates Should Sign 'Taxpayer Protection Pledge'

Beaty believes that all federal, state, county & municipal public office incumbents and candidates in Massachusetts should sign the Citizens for Limited Taxation, “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”

For social justice reasons, and simply as one of the tens of thousands of registered voters and citizens of this Commonwealth, I am writing to openly, respectfully and impartially call upon Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, State Senator Dan Wolf, as well as all federal, state, county and municipal public office incumbents and candidates in Massachusetts to sign the Citizens for Limited Taxation, “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.”

Bearing in mind the ongoing tough economic times that we all face, the aforementioned pledge provides a measure of good faith by said office holders and candidates to the taxpayers and constituents of their respective geographical areas and to all people within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Furthermore, it clearly indicates that they shall oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes during their tenure in office, if elected.

Cape Codders, along with the other citizens of this state, need to be reassured that their interests are going to be looked after and protected by the individuals they vote into public office. They do not need to have any further economic burdens thrust upon them in the form of increased taxes of whatever type for at least the next several years at a minimum.

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Bill Carson February 01, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Massachusetts Having trouble viewing this email? Click here   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    [corrected] January 31, 2012 Senate President Therese Murray says Falmouth Wind Turbines are Too Close In An Appearance Today with Mindy Todd on WCAI's The Point the Senator also Commented on the WESRA Bill Contact:  Malcolm Donald   508.566.5830  or MD@Zefarus.com  Woods Hole, MA - Senate President Therese Murray said "Falmouth's industrial wind turbines are too close [to residents]". Senator Murray also explained her turn-around on WESRA [Wind Energy Siting Reform Act] which died on Beacon Hill. The program will be rebroadcast at [correction] 7:30 PM this evening on WCAI, NPR's (National Public Radio's) station in Woods Hole, at FM 90.1, 91.1, and 94.3 or can be streamed at:   http://www.wgbh.org/includes/playerPopStream.cfm?station=objWCAI&ts   The program will also be available later in the week at: http://www.wgbh.org/wcai/programDetail.cfm?programid=298 WCAI can be found at:  http://www.wgbh.org/wcai  508.548.9600
Theresa Gagnon March 14, 2012 at 09:11 AM
As much as I agree with what Mr. Beaty says here, it will simply just not happen with the current administraton that is in power.

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