The following is a letter to the editor from the Committee to Elect Walter Zenkin for State Representative, 21st Middlesex District:
Citizens for Limited Taxation’s 2½ PAC has endorsed Walter Zenkin in his effort to be the 21st Middlesex District’s next State Rep. Zenkin has signed CLT’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which promises the district’s constituents that as a legislator he will not vote for higher taxes in Massachusetts. This pledge to the constituents of the 21st Middlesex district expands on Zenkin’s commitment to fight waste, inefficiency, corruption and mismanagement in state government.
“The legislature needs more people like Walter Zenkin in order to prevent the implementation of new taxes in Massachusetts,” declared Chip Faulkner of Citizens for Limited Taxation’s 2½ PAC. “Walter has demonstrated his willingness to employ commonsense in order to hold the line on new taxes. We’re confident that he’ll bring that same commonsense spirit to Beacon Hill as he fights to protect his district from a higher cost of living imposed by new taxes.”
This endorsement comes amidst a backdrop of fiscal uncertainty around next year’s state budget. House Speaker Robert DeLeo did not rule out imposing new taxes in an interview conducted last week with State House News Service. The state’s budget crunch is directly related to difficulty funding the state’s transportation system.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of CLT’s 2½ PAC,” acknowledged Zenkin graciously. “I’ll be even more honored to have the endorsement of my fellow neighbors in Bedford, Burlington and Wilmington this November 6th. Times are difficult for people struggling to make ends meet. I’m not interested in making anyone’s life more difficult with a tax increase. My plan to generate revenue for the state includes broadening the tax base, by incentivizing the location of businesses here that will get more people working in higher paying jobs.”
Citizens for Limited Taxation was founded in 1974 with a mission of being a voice for the beleaguered taxpayer in Massachusetts. The organization scored its most enduring victory in 1980 with the passage of Proposition 2½ as a ballot initiative. Proposition 2½ limits property tax increases in cities and town throughout Massachusetts. The measure is also responsible for reducing vehicle excise in cities and towns.
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