By Bob Katzen
Chip Ford, Executive Director of CLT, plans to send out one more fundraising appeal to raise enough money to continue the group’s operation when he returns from his trip to scout and choose from one of many less abusive and oppressive, more affordable places to relocate.
“The response to the mailing will determine whether CLT will be able to continue through the November election, or instead will just fade away as operating funds run out,” said Ford in CLT’s current newsletter. “I’d like to see CLT fight on through the coming election ― a final crusade on behalf of taxpayers ― but even if we somehow manage to stretch CLT’s life-support through then, it’ll be game-over, the end of an era. Forty-four Years as ‘The Voice of Massachusetts Taxpayers’ will end at 44.”
Ford said there is simply not enough support any more for the sustained effort required to defend Massachusetts taxpayers. He notes that too few and getting fewer are carrying the burden for far too many who have taken a free ride for all these decades. “Soon all will need to individually fend for themselves, without CLT, said Ford. I don’t want to be here when that happens.”
Ford concluded, “I thought you [the taxpayers] should know what’s ahead so that, like me, you too can begin making your own self-defense preparations.”
CLT’s founder, the late Barbara Anderson, passed away in April of 2016.