Gary Rosen is a colleague at WCRN whose show the RAVE will precede mine this week due to college Basketball (make sure you listen this week, he will be having Greg Fettig president of the Hoosier Patriots live in studio at 4 p.m. EST, listen online via the WCRN website here).
Today he has a column in Worcester Magazine where he talks about the city tax rate and some lessons learned:
Following the hearing, Worcester’s homeowners will thank the council for throwing them their annual bone, called the lowest residential tax rate. In the meantime, the frustrated and angry commercial sector will continue to wonder why it is the victim of our city’s business-punishing dual tax rate.
“But, Councilor Rosen,” you ask, “didn’t you join the large majority of your colleagues the previous four years and vote for the lowest residential tax rate for homeowners (a.k.a. the highest possible tax rate for Worcester businesses)?” Yes, I plead guilty as charged. However, I’m now suffering some regret as I see how shortsighted those four votes were.
Gary is what you would call an honest democrat, like many on the left he made his decision on taxes meaning well but on reflection he is having some second thoughts.
As they say Read the whole thing.