Crumbling Infrastructure Isn't Just a Halloween Fright -- It's a Year-Round Reality

TL;DR: Tell your state legislators it's time to make corporations pay their fair share.


Structurally deficient bridges. Congested roads in desperate need of repaving. Buses and trains that never manage to come on time. These are a daily reality in Massachusetts.

It's gotten so bad that CNBC recently ranked us 48th in the country in infrastructure, and the American Society for Civil Engineers gave us a D+.

The reason for this is no mystery. Misguided, regressive tax cuts from two decades ago, combined with a Legislature beholden to throwback anti-tax sentiments, have led to severely reduced revenue for the investments we need in our infrastructure.

The business community is starting to feel the heat from our transportation crisis, but they are trying to make sure that tax hikes fall on everyone but them. Big business lobbyists are pushing legislators to pass regressive taxes and fees that disproportionately affect low- and middle-income people in order to fund long-awaited investments in roads, bridges, and public transportation. 

And that's not right.

We cannot balance our budgets on the backs of working people. It is long overdue  that our elected officials ask corporations to pay their fair share.

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Large, profitable corporations move their goods on our publicly funded roads and bridges, bring their employees to work on our public transportation systems, and benefit from our highly educated workforce. But too many of these same corporations are using loopholes to hide their profits, avoid paying their fair share of taxes, and use weak corporate disclosure laws to keep the public in the dark about their low tax payments.

Can you take 2 minutes to send a message to your legislators about why we need we need to raise progressive revenue?

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