Karyn Polito, the Republican candidate for State Treasurer in Massachusetts, has repeatedly voiced her support for the passage of Question 3, a dangerous ballot initiative that could lead to drastic cuts to services for our most vulnerable citizens.
If Question 3 passes, it would eliminate $2.5 billion of revenue for Massachusetts. In a debate on NECN, Polito “nodded along to the suggestion that the result would be a disaster for the state. Yet she also dismissed fears that Question 3 would lead to deep cuts as ‘scare tactics.’” Scare tactics?
It’s time for Karyn Polito to go on the record. We’re asking Polito to tell voters whether vital community services – like programs for people living with disabilities – will face cuts if Questions 1 & 3 are approved. Join SEIU members across Massachusetts in asking Karyn Polito to go on the record about cuts to human services. Sign the petition to Polito, here.
Polito has said she will vote for Question 3, but says she’d then work to bring the sales tax back up to 5 percent (no details yet on what kind of wizardry she’d use to make that happen). Polito’s support for Question 3 is even shunned by other state candidates in her party.