Watertown Group to Discuss Fair Share Ballot Question

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Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6:45 until 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. The group provided the following announcement:

The November Fair Share Ballot Question is more than just a millionaire’s tax. It’s a vision for the future. Come hear about the state of transportation and education and how we will benefit from this initiative. 

Our State Rep. Steve Owens will share his legislative perspective and thinking about transportation and related climate initiatives 

Local school teachers will share the broad range of public education benefits and a local school perspective.  

Ask your questions and learn how you can help get this ballot question passed in November.

For more information and for the link to the zoom meeting, go to the website:  watertowncitizens.org

2 thoughts on “Watertown Group to Discuss Fair Share Ballot Question

  1. Fair Share means everyone pays the EXACT SAME DOLLAR AMOUNT IN TAXES. A charitable tax, is when we each pay the same percentage of our income. It’s actually not fair, because fair and just, means each pay the exact same dollar amount. What these people support is nothing short of grand theft. They want to punish success and hard work..and simply steal money from productive people to enure they can continue to enslave the permanent underclass of government dependence.
    A graduated income tax is not remotely fair. Ot is theft…nothing short of theft.

  2. John, you can’t possibly be advocating that the millionaire pays the same dollar amount as the person who cleans houses. It is hardly theft to expect that those who have benefited disproportionately from the great resources of our society pay a bit more to maintain those resources. Advantages and opportunity are not distributed equally and so the burden of maintaining a civilized society should be borne proportionately as well.

    Jeff Bezos pays less in taxes, in actual dollar amount, than the person who drives a bus down Mount Auburn Street. How is that fair?

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