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mslashandrajohnson t1_j3orjiw wrote

You may start to feel differently, once you start paying income taxes and find out that so much money collected in our state is used to benefit those states that frustrate us.


b1ack1323 t1_j3rhgqm wrote

What I don't understand is how much nicer NH roads are even though MA collects so much local tax. I drive up 495 from end to end once a week and as soon as I am on 293 in NH it turns to glass.


TheGrandExquisitor t1_j3ouow4 wrote

It isn't used to fix anything in MA.


mslashandrajohnson t1_j3owip2 wrote

Federal taxes go to Washington, D.C. and swoopidoop through the federal smoothifier of government to go pay for stuff in Alabama and Mississippi and other places more red than Massachusetts.

It’s the punishment for being functional.


joeys4282 t1_j3p2vxd wrote

This state has a crumbling infrastructure and the rift between rich and poor is so big most don’t even talk about it. Go drive past Worcester and tell me those towns are taken care off. Most of the DEMOCRAT state reps and senators out there do nothing to help.


ManWithTheCats t1_j3pkf9l wrote

“So big, most don’t even talk about it.” 😂


mslashandrajohnson t1_j3qsktl wrote

It seems like the commenter is repeating a litany they’ve been taught.

I have a friend who keeps sheep west of Worcester. She also keeps a working dog, a Great Pyrenees, to guard her farm. She has to put him in a closed place when I come to visit because he is not only protecting from animal predators.

I have nothing but respect for people who live in western Massachusetts. Even where I live, east of Worcester, I’ve seen coyotes, black bear, and bobcat in my small backyard. We have homeless people, too, and people who have serious troubles who need help.

Let’s hope for better times, and to preserve our wild spaces.


joeys4282 t1_j3p1tma wrote

Most of the tax money goes to the Massachusetts coast and western Massachusetts is left to rot but few people in power actually care.