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  1. That’s cool, but we need Patrick to start acting a little bit like a smart liberal, too. We’ve got some structural tax problems in this state, and he’s just tip-toeing around them. He could, for instance, restore the (flat) income tax back to about 6% (would put us about dead-on the national average for % of wages to state/local taxes), and dedicate most of the new money to per-pupil subsidies to local educational budgets. (That would cover about 20% of the cost, on top of the somewhat variable local aid that we already get.)
    That would get us (generally) about a 10% cut on the (regressive) property tax that otherwise funds schools — enough that people would notice.

  2. That’s cool, but we need Patrick to start acting a little bit like a smart liberal, too. We’ve got some structural tax problems in this state, and he’s just tip-toeing around them. He could, for instance, restore the (flat) income tax back to about 6% (would put us about dead-on the national average for % of wages to state/local taxes), and dedicate most of the new money to per-pupil subsidies to local educational budgets. (That would cover about 20% of the cost, on top of the somewhat variable local aid that we already get.)
    That would get us (generally) about a 10% cut on the (regressive) property tax that otherwise funds schools — enough that people would notice.

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