Today we’re kicking off our weeklong bus tour of Massachusetts to talk to people about what they’ve had enough of. For us, it’s simple. We’ve had enough of the tax hikes, the broken promises, the insider deals, the special interests controlling what gets done on Beacon Hill, the unwillingness to make tough decisions that will help cities and towns save money, the lack of meaningful reforms. I could go on and on. But to me, this is the important stuff that is the reason I got into this race.
When I started this campaign almost nine months ago, I did it because Massachusetts deserves better. Our kids deserve a better future, and we deserve to feel good about the direction we’re heading in as a Commonwealth. People should feel good about the schools. People should feel that the streets are safe. We’re not going to get there though by raising taxes. We’re going to get there by coming together to make the tough decisions that right now Beacon Hill refuses to do. We can no longer ignore the local health care and pension reforms that will save cities and towns millions of dollars – and save schools from losing good teachers, save police and fire departments from losing good men and women, and save taxpayers from having to dig deeper year after year.
We are never going to find the savings we need to without doing things differently. Our campaign is about more than grabbing headlines and making empty promises. It’s about bringing real reform to state government that will save taxpayer money, shrink the size of state government, and give cities and towns the tools they need to make the reforms they need to.
Massachusetts is better than this, and we deserve better than this. We’ve had enough of lofty promises without any action, and people across the state are telling us they have too.
Now it’s your turn – two quick things you can do to help: