Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Sales Tax Holiday A False Promise

July 26, 2013 2:50 PM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Sales Tax Holiday A False Promise
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" BOSTON (CBS) — It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t like the idea of a sales tax holiday.

That’s why they have them in more than a dozen states across the country. And why it’s coming back to Massachusetts this summer.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo tells WBZ NewsRadio that lawmakers will vote next week to suspend the 6.25 percent tax the second weekend of August.

Not that people are waiting around to find out.

Retailers have been running ads to capitalize on this for weeks.

This is what it’s come to. We all expect it to happen. And that’s the problem.

Surely there’s no problem with saving money. And we’re talking about $20 million in combined savings "

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