Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mass. Ballot Questions 1-3

Views on Question 1 varied by political party and education. Democrats opposed the idea 74 percent to 14 percent, as did independent voters by a margin of 70 percent to 22 percent.

Republicans favored eliminating the state income tax 42 percent to 36 percent.

Of voters with a high school education or less, 41 percent favored Question 1 and 45 percent opposed it.

Respondents with at least some college opposed Question 1, 59 percent to 25 percent. College graduates opposed it 70 percent to 19 percent.

On Question 2, which would decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of marijuana, 62 percent said yes, 32 percent said no and 5 percent said they were undecided or declined to give an opinion.

On Question 3, to ban dog racing, 53 percent of voters said yes and 30 percent said no with 17 percent saying they were undecided or didn't want to give an opinion. - Massachusetts Live
My thoughts? "Yes" for all three.


  1. I'm with you on the second 2 yeses, but no income tax? We have too little money as it is.

  2. Yeah, one is a bit ridiculous. We can't afford such a huge chunk of our income to be taken away, especially since it will just raise the property tax and make housing in Massachusetts die like it has everywhere else.

  3. I'm a little bit up in the air on #1 right now. Taxation is theft, I believe, but it is even worse at the federal level. We should abolish federal income tax and let the states decide on their own income tax...and that's what Mass. is doing right now. Of course, the majority of people will vote an emphatic NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! for Question 1 and that's why the Mass. income tax will stay.


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