A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 11, 2016
Massachusetts: Taxachusetts (nickname)

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OCLC WorldCat record
Massachusetts: It may be the home of the Boston Tea Party, but it’s the same old Taxachusetts to corporate tax directors
Publisher: [Boston, MA : CFO Pub. Corp., c1985-
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: CFO : the magazine for chief financial officers. 14, no. 6, (1998): 40
Database: ArticleFirst

OCLC WorldCat record
Holding Taxachusetts at bay
Author: David G Tuerck; Jonathan Haughton; Tija Kurian; Beacon Hill Institute.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, [2002?]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
A joking or insulting term for Massachusetts.
Derived from tax + Massachusetts.
Specifically alluding to the (possibly correct) idea that state income tax in Massachusetts is significantly higher than the national average.
Seems like every month a fifth of my paycheck goes to government here in Taxachusetts. And come April 15th they’ll still want more.
by Peter K. April 11, 2005

OCLC WorldCat record
Taxachusetts: MA Dem can’t Remember Opposing a Tax Hike
Author: United Liberty; Jason Pye
Edition/Format: Downloadable article Downloadable article : English
Publication: United Liberty, (2013-05-30T20:06:28.000Z)
Database: ACI Scholarly Blog Index
Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), who has served in Congress for 27 years and is a candidate in the special election for the Senate in Massachusetts, cannot recall a time when he’s opposed a tax increase.During a recent campaign stop, he was asked if there was an instance he’s opposed Democratic leadership on taxes. Markey sheepishly replied, “Well, I would review my record and I will get back to you on that.”Unbelievable.Markey leads his Republican opponent, Gabriel Gomez, by an average of 10..

Boston (MA) Globe
‘Taxachusetts’ is a misnomer, at least for now
MASSACHUSETTS IS not, in fact, “Taxachusetts.” Rather, the Bay State is right in the middle, neither high nor low, imposing less of a burden on its citizens than certain other states filled with anti-tax braggadocio (ahem, that would be you, New Hampshire). But “Taxachusetts” is also less about reality than it is a state of mind. We may not tax heavily now, but we used to — and if certain folks had their druthers, we would once again.

Boston (MA) Globe
‘Taxachusetts’ is a lie. Here’s why.
By Evan Horowitz GLOBE STAFF NOVEMBER 04, 2015
Despite the gripes and stereotypes, taxes in Massachusetts just aren’t that high. Not compared to other states, anyway.

Across New England, only New Hampshire has lower state and local taxes. And compared to the United States as a whole, Massachusetts taxes are below average.

Posted by Barry Popik
Other ExpressionsOther States • Thursday, February 11, 2016 • Permalink

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