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With the Massachusetts Senate passing the New Hampshire Economic Recovery Act of 2009 tonight, talk radio has been handed an exceptionally effective weapon to use against Beacon Hill Corruptocrats for years to come.
It’s not just the fact that a huge sales tax increase was passed by Democrats without a serious effort to cut wasteful spending (not the draconian local aid scare tactics we’ve recently seen), but that the public has completely been left out of the equation.
Our crooked legislature has simply shut out taxpaying voters, assuming they will all be safely re-elected next year.
Talk radio has an opportunity to grab the bull by the horns and show that it can be an effective force. And the first place to start is with hotheaded malcontent Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth), who had an opportunity to stop this madness but instead chose to ram a 25% tax increase down our throats.
While Murray’s district does feature a few moonbat areas, it also includes some of the most conservative towns in Massachusetts. Murray hasn’t had an opponent recently. It’s time to change that.
Talk radio still has a chance to fight this increase, which is sure to benefit New Hampshire as shoppers will now have a much greater incentive to cross state lines and save big. Governor Patrick’s expected veto will be overridden by Democratic senators, but are there enough in marginal suburban districts that can be persuaded to change their votes?
Effective hosts would name names and single out particular districts. Voters aren’t tuning in to hear about our “hopeless” political system, they are ready for change and are looking for leaders. Who will step up to the plate?
UPDATE: According to the Patriot-Ledger, towns and cities won’t even benefit from the tax hikes, the Senate decided to screw them during a sneaky, last-minute maneuver.