Too late to get the sales tax holiday out of the Grand Bargain

You were quoted in a recent Globe article about not being in favor of the permanent sales tax holiday included in the grand bargain. Glad to hear you’re maintaining your long-help skepticism/opposition. You also said you wouldn’t let that prevent you from voting for the grand bargain as a whole. Fair enough. Still, if there’s a chance to eliminate the sales tax holiday and get the government out of telling me which weekend to switch my large purchases to, that would be very good.

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  1. Honestly, yes, it is too late. It was part of the agreement through which the retail industry dropped their ballot question which would have reduced the sales tax a full point.

  2. Thanks for your response, Will. I understand the necessity of the bargain.

    PS. You’re burning the midnight oil!

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