Yawn. For over a decade, MA has had average or lower total tax burden compared to rest of US. We also make more per capita and live longer than almost everyone else in the country. Yes, taxes suck. Doing without roads, street lights, police, firemen, hospitals or an educated population sucks more.
2000% in agreeance!!!!! Anyone thinks MA is bad, needs to come on down to FL.... Nightmare state....
We don't use nor seem to need the letter 'R' except when it starts a word! Overall our living costs except for the big cities is still better than most of the country considering what we have all around us.
You know you are from Massachusetts when you are happy to find and buy a broke down fixer-upper cottage on a quarter acre lot that abuts a muffler shop and a fast food joint for $300,000, considering that you could buy a brick 4 bedroon two bath ranch with a two stall garage that is in primo condition in Florida that is also canal front property.