Saturday, August 14, 2010

That's gotta hurt

As Massachusetts citizens rush to buy things on their one tax-free weekend, it must irritate them to have the governor of New Hampshire taunt them as to how his citizens get to buy tax-free every day.
Since Patrick signed a 25-percent sales tax boost into law last year, the Bay State is grabbing $900 million more annually from shoppers’ pockets amid a sputtering economic recovery.

Lynch scoffed at the tax-free weekend at a press conference only a mile from the Massachusetts border - pointing out that Granite Staters shop tax-free every day, while “Taxachusetts” residents get only 48 hours.

“Come on up anytime,” Lynch urged tax-weary Bay Staters. “We have sales-tax-free shopping year-round.”