Or, as Governor Patrick called it almost a year ago, and the editors of Blue Mass Group have been calling it since then, the Dumb Idea.
Question 1, eliminating the Massachusetts state income tax, is worse, really, than “dumb” — it’s an astoundingly stupid idea.
Seriously, if you’re voting in MA, kill this thing. Even in good economic times it would be stupid, but right now, when we’re no longer even faced with the question of whether we’re in a recession, but of just how long and how bad it’s going to be, the absolute last thing we should be thinking about doing is destroying the government’s ability to invest in infrastructure and services — creating jobs when there otherwise would be none, to help end the recession faster, and helping people hurt by the recession get through it.
Question 2, decriminalizing possession of up to an ounce of marijuana, probably won’t pass, but it seems like a good idea to me; Question 3, banning greyhound racing, is as obviously a good idea as Question 1 is a bad.