Libertarian Association of Massachusetts
Standing for the Average American
Robert Underwood For State  Representative
Ninth Hampden District   
Robert Underwood
83 Cherrelyn St.
Springfield, MA 01104

Fees , Fees, Taxes and Fees

The Republicrat Solution

The problem faced  by the major parties is how to tax poor people Because of massive layoffs through outsourcing  people who used  to be paying income taxes now have no income

Imagine, you lose your job.   The income tax that the right wingers complain about no longer effects you.  But you still must pay the sales tax, and just about everything you buy is taxed. You must pay the tax on your car, or you will lose  it.  You must pay the taxes on your house, or the city will take it.   The mortgage alone will be difficult enoug without a job.

In addition you will have to pay excessive amounts of money to renew your driver’s license, and your automobile registration.  

Besides life being made difficult because of the depression engineered by the international companies and their subservient  major parties, you can actually become homeless through  excessive taxation.

If you are renting,  the real estate tax still effects you because the rent you pay must cover the expenses of the building, such as the taxes.

Robert Underwood
I would end the reliance of the state on various fees, taxes, and excise taxes.  The fees are far more than the cost of maintaining various records.  They have changed into a fee generating mechanism.

The  various taxes are not as visible to the tax payer.  The excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol   are getting high enough to invite smuggling, and an expensive  enforcement bureaucracy to counter it.  

The real estate tax is a poor way to finance our schools.   It also makes life difficult for those who have lost their jobs.  It generates pressure to cut education, which we should be improving.  

I would vote to rely on the income tax.  It is more visible, and people pay more attention to it.  The real problem is that the taxes are spent on wasteful things. I address these points in  the other parts of my platform.   Under my system wasteful items would be cut, taxes   would go down, they would just me more visible and easier to watch.

I would vote to increase the rental deduction to $20,000.

Vote Your Liberty

Vote Underwood


State Representative

Ninth Hampden District

Income Tax: The Rental Deduction

One of the few “benefits” that renters get on  their income tax is the rental Deduction. Housing is a necessary cost of living.  The owner of the building gets to deduct the cost of operating the  building, up to a $25,000 loss.  But the renter only gets do deduct $3,000  from his state income taxes.  Where could anyone find a rent for $3,000 per year?