Question One

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Day’s Verse:
Then he said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”
Matthew 22:21 (context)
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Here in Massachusetts, Question 1 up for voting is whether we should abolish state income tax. The proponents of Question 1 argue that, although it cuts out 40% of the Massachusetts state government budget, the state has at least 40% waste in its budget. Thus, increasing efficiency and removing redundancy and waste will easily cover the 40% budget decrease when residents no longer pay income tax. They emphasize that citizens will get an average of $3,700 a year that right now goes to the state. They say that even without the money from income tax, the state will be able to operate exactly as it always has if it becomes more efficient. Continue Reading >>