That's the apex of intelligence in the MA legislature and government.
This is what you face. In its distillate.
Make your peace with death and the state no longer has control over you. Ever.
For this to work, make the taking very expensive.
Ah, the Grand Old Politburo mask has slipped and they're playing footsie with class warfare by moving the shell game around for the Theft Code. No such thing as a RINO, the Republicans have been Marxists since they greasily extruded from the ass-end of the political process in 1854. Then you hear these apparatchiks braying about the Middle Class, remember the heroic Marxian necro-mongers coined that gem.
Taxation is theft no matter how you dress the pig.