‘User fees’ needed to maintain quality of life

To the editor:

John Adams would be appalled. As a former Worcester teacher, second President, and an original opponent of the Stanp Act, he and the other Massachusetts agitators against the crown were organizing against … taxation without representation. The recent "tea parties" conveniently ignore that latter part of the equation. We have representation.

In a landslide victory in November, voters repudiated the Reagan-era agenda, and voted for wholesale change in the way we do business. We need to actually raise taxes at this critical juncture to hold onto everything that makes our commonwealth great – cutting edge innovation and top education, quality social services, and a generally high quality of life. Taxes are the user fees for this quality of life, and it goes contrary to reason to suggest in a the tempest of a recession that more tax cuts will rescue this state. Dave McMahon Westborough

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