| Ladies and Gentlemen for the week of May 7 - May 11 we learned what it takes to be a leader! Oh yes Lee Scott Laugenour! I'm talking to YOU!
What does it take to be a leader? It depends on who you ask. According to Republican Ram Rod Radio a leader is out in front, answering the tough questions! A leader leads by example! And a leader is HONEST!
1.)A LEADER IS OUT IN FRONT, ANSWERING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS: Some of you guys remember last week's Round Up where I called attention to Lee Scott Laugenour's refusal to answer the simple question ... Did you pay the MA State Income tax rate of 5.3% or did you pay the super Liberal rate of 5.85% I posted the question on April 25th => http://www.greenmassgroup.com/...
Finally on May 8th "Mr. I Want to Raise Taxes" comes clean when he said ... But we'll get to his answer in section 2 ... "A Leader Leads by Example" . . .
The fact is, it took Scott 2 weeks to suck it up and answer the question. 2 WEEKS! 2 Weeks ON HIS OWN BLOG! These are the kind of constituent services you can expect from Scott Laugenour 's office, if ever elected. Scott's response time stinks.
2.) A LEADER LEADS by EXAMPLE: Did Scott Laugenour pay the 5.3% MA State income rate or did he pay the 5.85% rate? For those of you who thought Scott Laugenour practiced what he preached ... YOU GUESSED WRONG! Mr. "I want to raise taxes" chose to be selfish and paid the lower rate ... Oh yes! Let's take a minute and break it down ... Scott believes we need to raise taxes probably on the rich because ya know they can afford it, but when it was his turn to pitch in for the lovely social programs that he wants everyone else to pay for ... His wallet slams shut. Now I'm sure some of you are saying ... But but but RRRR - you're acting like Scott Laugenour has millions of dollars like Donald Trump ... surely you must be joking? Well let's look at it the situation . . . We got a guy that is running for office, he running on higher taxes and more social programs, HE ADVOCATES FOR RAISING TAXES ... When the time came for our hero to pay up a few extra hundred bucks Scott Laugenour chose to keep the money for himself. NOT EVEN WHEN THE MAN IS RUNNING FOR OFFICE WILL HE KICK IN. The difference between paying 5.3% and 5.85% on $50,000 income isn't even $300. Scott Laugenour had a chance to lead by example, to practice what he preaches, but in the stone cold still of the night Scott Laugenour turned his back on his ideals and he threw it all away for $300 ... Scott Laugenour should be ashamed.
3.) A LEADER IS HONEST: This is probably the most disturbing part of Scott Laugenour's behavior ... he's not an honest man. When he was forced to answer the question of which tax rate he would pay he offered this
I'm sure nearly all taxpayers join me in not paying it, especially in Western Massachusetts, where incomes are lower and the current unfair regressive tax system hits **us** especially hard. - Scott Laugenour
It's tough growing up in Western Ma no doubt about it. "For the average guy" there are fewer employment opportunities, the salaries are indeed lower than say working in Boston, education, everything ... no argument here. But seriously, to say Scott Laugenour is a down on his luck red neck in Western MA with few job opportunities and simply can't afford to pay an extra $300 in MA State inc tax is simply not true. Scott Laugenour is NOTHING like his neighbors. Scott Laugenour is the former regional VP for Marriott Hotels. He does business strategy consulting for clients in the US and overseas. Went to college in Hawaii and jet-sets to Japan to be a language teacher. He's full of crap. When you think of guys living in Western MA do you really think of ex Regional VP for Mariott Hotels? Seriously. Nice try Scott.