[ed_note]We received the following message from Dan Winslow, candidate for 9th Norfolk Representative[/ed_note]
Democrat Rep Candidate Calls for 50% Increase in Motor Vehicle Excise Tax
State Representative candidate Dan Winslow today issued a statement disagreeing with his opponent’s proposed 50% increase in the motor vehicle excise tax rate.Â Democrat Stanley Nacewicz last week proposed that the motor vehicle excise tax rate be increased from 10% to 15% in an interview with the local media, http://www.wickedlocal.com/medfield/news/x2002276961/Nacewicz-says-he-s-full-of-out-of-the-box-ideas.
“Raising taxes during a recession, with 9 % of people out of work, is absolutely the wrong approach to the budget and will hurt people when they can least afford it,” said Winslow.Â According to the published reports, Nacewicz said that “nobody’s going to go broke” on his proposed tax increase, but Winslow disagreed.Â According to Winslow, “the Beacon Hill crowd already has increased taxes on individuals and businesses and we cannot afford any more tax increases.Â Instead, it’s time to get government working more cost-effectively, to cut wasteful state spending, and to give towns the tools and incentives for fiscally prudent management to preserve core local services.”Â Winslow has made a series of detailed proposals on his website, www.danwinslow.com, to reduce wasteful state spending and preserve core services without raising taxes.
In addition to his proposal to increase the motor vehicle excise tax by 50%, Nacewicz also stated in the report that he would have supported an increase in the sales tax from 5% to 5.75%.Â Winslow disagrees.Â “It is helpful for voters to see candidates have such clear differences on the issue of taxation.Â Stanley supports tax increases and I oppose them.Â A vote for Stanley is a vote for increased taxes and a vote for Dan is a vote to keep taxes down and instead have the state tighten its belt,” said Winslow.
Winslow has been endorsed in the race by Citizens for Limited Taxation, the grassroots taxpayer advocacy group that opposes new taxes on Massachusetts citizens.Â Winslow previously served as the Presiding Justice of the Wrentham District Court and left the bench during the state’s last fiscal downturn to serve as Governor Romney’s Chief Legal Counsel, where he was part of the team that turned a $3 billion state deficit into a $1 billion surplus within two years.Â Nacewicz is the Chief Tax Assessor for the city of Attleboro.
The 9th Norfolk House district includes the towns of Wrentham, Plainville, Norfolk, and parts of Millis, Walpole and Medfield.