Grace Ross on Corporations


Focus on reducing costs for small biz, not big corporations

Q: What would you do to keep small businesses in Massachusetts?

ROSS: I think it's really critical that we understand that all of the tax breaks and most of the property breaks are only going to the very large corporations. Small business owners are concerned about health care costs and utility costs. We need real universal health coverage that's going to take the health care burden off of those of us who are self-employed, off of small businesses and off of our municipalities. It's a huge expense.

Source: 2006 MA Gubernatorial debate on Fox News with Chris Wallace Sep 25, 2006

Close corporate tax loopholes

Q: How would you have voted on the Jun 15, 2005 House vote: Closing $85 million in corporate tax loopholes?

A: YES, there are a number other such loopholes that also need to be closed. The tax burden in recent decades has moved more and more onto the shoulders of working class and middleclass residents and away from corporations and higher income individuals even as critical services for middle and lower income individuals have been cut. No wonder regular people feel like we are paying more and getting less - the answer is that we are! But we need to even out the tax burden so that we get more of what we pay for and then regular people will not resent paying taxes which are more justly distributed.

Source: Email interview with MassScorecard.org Jul 6, 2006

Source: Email interview with MassScorecard.org Jul 6, 2006

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