Politics'Fair Share' Amendment Campaign Seeks to Win Voters' Approval...

‘Fair Share’ Amendment Campaign Seeks to Win Voters’ Approval in 2022

-

- Advertisment -sslate

Advocates for higher taxes on the top 1% of income earners are launching a campaign to get voter approval of the “Fair Share” Amendment, a tax on annual incomes of more than a million dollars that will be on the ballot in 2022.

If passed, it would be a 4% tax on a person’s second, third, fourth million dollars earned, and so forth, but would not affect people who make less than a million a year.

Andrew Farnitano, spokesperson for Raise Up Massachusetts, the group leading the campaign, noted the funds generated would go toward education and transportation, two areas he said have been underfunded in recent decades.

tax

“We’re not providing the resources that are needed to make sure that kids in every city and town get a good education, are able to go on to college and find a career,” Farnitano argued.

He pointed out students used to be able to work and have enough to pay for college, but inflation in college tuition and fees has made it impossible, and many graduates leave school with crushing debt that holds them back from experiences, ranging from starting a business to starting a family or purchasing a home.

Farnitano added even with potential federal money coming in for education and infrastructure, the Commonwealth needs a long-term sustainable solution.

vote

He contended funding is needed to fix crumbling transportation infrastructure such as roads and bridges, limited public transportation in many localities, and traffic congestion.

“Our traffic congestion has been an enormous problem that’s holding back our economy,” Farnitano remarked. “And as we come out of the pandemic, I think most people expected that the traffic congestion will return or be even worse.”

The group has held rallies across Massachusetts, including in Pittsfield, New Bedford, Brockton and Worcester, and more events are planned. Sponsors of the bill to place the amendment on the ballot say it would raise 2-billion dollars in yearly revenue.

Sunshine Slate
Sunshine Slatehttps://www.sunshineslate.com
Sunshine Slate is your news, entertainment, music fashion website. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the United States of America.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

The Many Benefits of Metal Thread Screws: A Comprehensive Guide

In this article, we'll explore the many uses of metal thread screws and why they might be the perfect choice for your project.

Bitcoin to peak at $29,095 in 2023

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is set to rise in 2023 but will stay well below its all-time high, according to Finder’s latest BTC price predictions report.

Oral Hygienist Highlights Dangers of Dental Disorders in Children

Dental hygienists are trying to raise awareness about the importance of oral hygiene, noting dental pain is one of the most common reasons for school absenteeism among children.

Top 20 Bucket List Travel Experiences

A new study has found that most Brits feel that their biggest regret at the end of their lives will be not having explored enough of the world.
- Advertisement -

SALE: Up to 40% off at GANT US

The sale of the season is here – shop reductions with up to 40% off. 

AP African American Studies Course Blocked in Florida Schools

The administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has rejected plans to expand an Advanced Placement African American Studies course for high schools
edealo.com
- Advertisement - Motel 6
transformerscon

Must read

Best Apps for your New Mobile Phone

We can install any app from the google play store very quickly. Let’s take a look at some most amazing apps for android mobile phones.

Top Huda Beauty Lipstick Shades to Buy Online

A lipstick helps a woman achieve the perfect look. In other words, every woman must have a decent collection of lipsticks.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -sslate

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you