MA Sales Tax Relief Act, Question 3

Created by CitizenTopix on Oct 8, 2010

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Boston

Boston, MA

#243 Apr 23, 2012
Just stating a fact wrote:
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Is it allowable to say you may have made a mistake on the internet or are you suppose to double down and just call the other stupid!!! I keep forgeting the rules.
Lol
Close, but no,
the new cool thing to do is judge the other guys posts negatively over and over,
then log in on your celly phone as "casual observer" to criticize the person you can beat in a legit argument.

Atleast that's how Fitchburg Mike does it.

:-)
JoE

North Attleboro, MA

#244 Apr 28, 2012
Trdt
Local

Clearlake, CA

#245 May 16, 2012
If you haven't figured it out folks, there will NEVER be enough tax revenue for government to spend. They will always need more.....and then more......and then more.
"The problem with socialism is that you will eventually run out of other peoples money."

The question is; how to set the appropriate amount of taxes, and then, how to keep the government from spending more than that amount.
Our entire Country has a big problem solving that problem.
just me

Easthampton, MA

#246 May 17, 2012
Give us a break ... a "tax break".
yaya

Lynn, MA

#247 May 17, 2012
Ha what a joke. I recall this question was revamped as to exclude sales tax altogether on the ballot a few years ago in the commonwealth. Guess what the voters unanimousely voted overwhelmingly to nix the sales tax but the anarchists politicals that reside in high places overruled it .At the time i was appalled . Same thing with gay marriage . Does anyone feel like we are losing our country yet ?????
The Insider

Fitchburg, MA

#248 May 17, 2012
Just get rid of welfare and everyone will be happy. Well maybe not the welfare recipients because they would have to get a job.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#249 May 17, 2012
The Insider wrote:
Just get rid of welfare and everyone will be happy. Well maybe not the welfare recipients because they would have to get a job.
So, you would like to see a single parent recently unemployed, denied help? Times are hard, many have months of applications before finding employment.
The Insider

Fitchburg, MA

#250 May 17, 2012
Voix wrote:
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So, you would like to see a single parent recently unemployed, denied help? Times are hard, many have months of applications before finding employment.
I would like to see the mom of 5 kids who lives with the father but denies she knows where the father is. She gets welfare, ebt card, rent and all utilities paid for and free cell phones.

They use their ebt card for lobster, steak and 5 hour energy shots. They live in their southern home country for most of the year and return back here to be eligible for future benefits. Our schools reserve seats for those returning students in January.

They also use other addresses of friends in other states that also offer welfare and receive benefits from that state too. The father can hold a job and bank the money or spend it on their luxury cars.

They allow friends to siphon the oil out of their apartment building's tanks to use at their own homes because the government pays for their heat and the owner of the building never catches on to it.

They get to go to college for free and get free day care for the kids even if they stay home and do nothing.

They use their ebt card at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun casinos. How can they do that? Because the ebt card was invented so a welfare recipient will not be discriminated or be embarrassed by using food stamps and this allows the holder of the card to be the same as everyone else who holds a job.

So next time you see that mom with the Coach purse, Cadillac Escalade and lots of bling pull out that blue card to pay for her overfilled cart of groceries at DeMoulas you know where your tax dollars are going !

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#251 May 17, 2012
The Insider wrote:
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I would like to see the mom of 5 kids who lives with the father but denies she knows where the father is. She gets welfare, ebt card, rent and all utilities paid for and free cell phones.
They use their ebt card for lobster, steak and 5 hour energy shots. They live in their southern home country for most of the year and return back here to be eligible for future benefits. Our schools reserve seats for those returning students in January.
They also use other addresses of friends in other states that also offer welfare and receive benefits from that state too. The father can hold a job and bank the money or spend it on their luxury cars.
They allow friends to siphon the oil out of their apartment building's tanks to use at their own homes because the government pays for their heat and the owner of the building never catches on to it.
They get to go to college for free and get free day care for the kids even if they stay home and do nothing.
They use their ebt card at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun casinos. How can they do that? Because the ebt card was invented so a welfare recipient will not be discriminated or be embarrassed by using food stamps and this allows the holder of the card to be the same as everyone else who holds a job.
So next time you see that mom with the Coach purse, Cadillac Escalade and lots of bling pull out that blue card to pay for her overfilled cart of groceries at DeMoulas you know where your tax dollars are going !
That makes me physically ill! God! I hope you are wrong.
chbpod

East Greenwich, RI

#252 May 17, 2012
Voix wrote:
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That makes me physically ill! God! I hope you are wrong.
not wrong--you are just naive
A Resident

Leominster, MA

#253 May 18, 2012
Get rid of the 3rd & 4th & 5th generations of welfare
Bums, when they go on welfare with one child then have another it should stop the funds.
Most all on welfare are just lazy.
My daughter has one child and has a job and does it with no help from the state.
The Insider

Fitchburg, MA

#254 May 18, 2012
Voix wrote:
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That makes me physically ill! God! I hope you are wrong.
Obviously you don't get out much. You are definitley not in your 20's or 30's. Welfare is the new way of life for the younger generation. Why work at a minimum wage job and use the paycheck for rent and other necissities. Welfare will pay for everything and you don't have to work.

Sorry not wrong I know many people that do use the system. Yes, they are reported but there is no way of proving that the father lives with them. Civil rights protects the father from being DNA tested. So all welfare knows that is the boyriend who just stays over once and awhile.

I know a couple that just went on a cruise ship but use that blue card for their groceries at the 1st of every month. Trust me if I could get one of those blue cards I would too !
so do it

Boston, MA

#255 May 18, 2012
The Insider wrote:
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Obviously you don't get out much. You are definitley not in your 20's or 30's. Welfare is the new way of life for the younger generation. Why work at a minimum wage job and use the paycheck for rent and other necissities. Welfare will pay for everything and you don't have to work.
Sorry not wrong I know many people that do use the system. Yes, they are reported but there is no way of proving that the father lives with them. Civil rights protects the father from being DNA tested. So all welfare knows that is the boyriend who just stays over once and awhile.
I know a couple that just went on a cruise ship but use that blue card for their groceries at the 1st of every month. Trust me if I could get one of those blue cards I would too !
If you think you'd be better off, quit your job and go on welfare then. Lose your self esteem, your ability for future employment, your pride, the good example you set for your children. Pity them, don't envy them. They are the losers.(there are people that need it sometimes but it has really turned into a way of life for many)

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#256 May 18, 2012
chbpod wrote:
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not wrong--you are just naive
I guess so. I assumed that people that take such advantage would be turned in and turned off.
dionkie da pervert

Hanson, MA

#257 May 18, 2012
cracka
Oh Really

Fitchburg, MA

#258 May 19, 2012
The Insider wrote:
<quoted text>
I would like to see the mom of 5 kids who lives with the father but denies she knows where the father is. She gets welfare, ebt card, rent and all utilities paid for and free cell phones.
They use their ebt card for lobster, steak and 5 hour energy shots. They live in their southern home country for most of the year and return back here to be eligible for future benefits. Our schools reserve seats for those returning students in January.
They also use other addresses of friends in other states that also offer welfare and receive benefits from that state too. The father can hold a job and bank the money or spend it on their luxury cars.
They allow friends to siphon the oil out of their apartment building's tanks to use at their own homes because the government pays for their heat and the owner of the building never catches on to it.
They get to go to college for free and get free day care for the kids even if they stay home and do nothing.
They use their ebt card at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun casinos. How can they do that? Because the ebt card was invented so a welfare recipient will not be discriminated or be embarrassed by using food stamps and this allows the holder of the card to be the same as everyone else who holds a job.
So next time you see that mom with the Coach purse, Cadillac Escalade and lots of bling pull out that blue card to pay for her overfilled cart of groceries at DeMoulas you know where your tax dollars are going !
Well, insider, sounds like you have some "inside" information about people abusing the system. I trust you've reported every last one of them to DTA, right! Or, which is most likely, you just like to complain about it on an anonymous comment forum to make you look like you know what you're talking about. I shop at DeMoulas on Water Street every week. I've never seen anyone buying lobster or any other premium food with an EBT card. In fact, I've never seen anyone buying lobster at DeMoulas. Maybe you're just a rubberneck. Do you really think you can buy a brand new Escalade on welfare checks alone? If you were smart, you'd know their welfare income was supplemented by DRUG MONEY. Dufus.
The Insider

Fitchburg, MA

#259 May 19, 2012
Oh Really wrote:
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Well, insider, sounds like you have some "inside" information about people abusing the system. I trust you've reported every last one of them to DTA, right! Or, which is most likely, you just like to complain about it on an anonymous comment forum to make you look like you know what you're talking about. I shop at DeMoulas on Water Street every week. I've never seen anyone buying lobster or any other premium food with an EBT card. In fact, I've never seen anyone buying lobster at DeMoulas. Maybe you're just a rubberneck. Do you really think you can buy a brand new Escalade on welfare checks alone? If you were smart, you'd know their welfare income was supplemented by DRUG MONEY. Dufus.
I am sorry you don't get out much or maybe you are on welfare too. Welfare doesn't buy the Escalade the so called live in boyfriend (father) buys the Escalade because welfare takes care of the other expenses. Maybe you should become a cashier at DeMoulas and see first hand the items purchased with that blue card.

Obviously drug money supplements welfare. I guess you are not educated enough to realize the point I am making is your tax dollars are being wasted to supplement the abusers of welfare DUMB DUMB !
The Insider

Fitchburg, MA

#260 May 19, 2012
so do it wrote:
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If you think you'd be better off, quit your job and go on welfare then. Lose your self esteem, your ability for future employment, your pride, the good example you set for your children. Pity them, don't envy them. They are the losers.(there are people that need it sometimes but it has really turned into a way of life for many)
You don't have to quit your job. You have your girlfriend go down to Main Street to the Massachuesetts Social Service office and apply. She will state the father of her children left her and she has no way to support her kids by herself. The kids have her last name not his. She gives them a phony name for her boyfriend that left her so they will never be able to find him.

Meanwhile the real father is still working and lives with them. Welfare agents have never done any home visits or checks. The so called live boyfriend can never be DNA tested because it is his civil right.

They still have their self-esteem, their expenses are paid for and his paycheck pays for all those new large screen tv's in their apartment. The kids are in welfare funded daycare everyday so she still has plenty of free time.

The only thing they can never do is get married, buy a house and the kids can never have the last name of the real father.

I guess many people really don't know how the system is abused.
Ozzie

Chicopee, MA

#261 May 19, 2012
dionkie da pervert wrote:
cracka


COON !
A Resident

Leominster, MA

#262 May 19, 2012
It doesn't matter what you vote the state and government will never have enough tax money. What do we work for Jan thru may is for the government. Then they want more. I can't cut any more, I have not had a vacation that I could go anywhere for 20 years, we just stay home, now they want our home!

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