Instead, those polled say, increase taxes on the rich and end corporate subsidies.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
As Congress wrestles with how to avoid the imminent fiscal cliff, a poll finds that Massachusetts voters strongly favor increased taxes on the rich, less corporate welfare and no cuts in social security, Medicare or Medicaid. "I think that this survey really gives us a clear view of voters expectations of their elected officials," said Jason Stephany of MassUniting, a sel-described coalition of "community groups, neighborhoods, faith organizations and workers advocating for good jobs, corporate accountability." MassUniting conducted the poll along with Public Policy Polling. It was conducted from Nov. 27-29 and included 638 Massachusetts voters. "Essentially, the big thing that this poll tells us is that this election was not a fluke or a…
Patch readers from Andover to Marlborough got a chance to ask Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell) some questions on Friday morning, here’s some of the highlights.
In case you couldn’t join us for our live chat with Congresswoman Niki Tsongas on Friday morning here on Tewksbury Patch, here’s just some of what you missed! Tewksbury Resident: Are you concerned that the U.S. uniforms for the London Olympics are all made in China? Niki Tsongas: This is also a problem with athletic footwear for the U.S. military. New Balance, which is located in Lawrence in the Fifth District and is the only remaining athletic shoe manufacturer making shoes here from first stitch to final product. And yet, the U.S. military allows service members to buy footwear made across the globe. I felt it was important that like all other aspects of military uniforms, that footwear also come from the U.S. I made this case as a …