Groups that oppose Question 1 say that ending the income tax will raise property taxes. Is that true?
No. Question 1 forces the legislature to cut state spending, not city or town government spending. If anything, we should cut other taxes as well as ending the income tax — to get rid of all government waste. The state government hands out $5 billion in subsidies to city and town governments in Massachusetts every year. As of fiscal year 2009, you and 3,400,000 other taxpayers pay $12.6 billion in income taxes to the state government every year.