View Full Version : Sales Tax Holidays a Political Move

09-03-2010, 01:21 PM
Massachusetts just had a 2 day sales tax holiday. Why? We just had a new increase in our sales tax from 5% to 6.25% while already dealing with a sluggish sales market. The state refused to do a 1 day holiday last year when businesses really needed it, saying the "state could not afford it". What changed? Certainly not the fiscal outlook of the state. Could it be because an election is coming? Scott Brown was a heart attack to the state house here. So was the loss of tax revenue made good by a close friend in higher places. Duvall, we need to get those sales figures up for "Recovery Summer" They would never do it out of the goodness of their heart for business. :rolleyes: