Maryland Governor Taxes Rain

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Max E. Pad, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Keep those taxes coming morons.....

    Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property.

    The tax, officially known as a "storm water management fee," will be enforced in nine of the state's counties. The state legislature passed it in 2012 purportedly to "raise revenue to cleanup [sic] the Chesapeake Bay," according to MarylandReporter.com.

    Former 2012 GOP U.S. Senate candidate Dan Bongino bashes the tax in a Wednesday afternoon press release. The law "requires individuals, businesses, and even charitable organizations and houses of worship to pay a tax based on the amount of rain that falls on their property and the 'impervious surfaces' on their land," he says.

    The tax, mandated by the EPA and enforced locally, will be calculated "through satellite surveillance of your property," the statement claims.
    Bongino blasts "out of touch political aristocrats in Maryland will do anything to diminish your economic liberty and starve your wallet while padding theirs."

    According to the conservative organization Change Maryland, the rain tax will cost Marylanders about $300 million annually.

    Governor O'Malley famously tried increasing taxes to balance the state's budget with little success in 2007. The increase in the top marginal tax rate, known as a "millionaire's tax," cost Maryland $1.7 billion in lost tax revenue, according to Change Maryland. Between 2007 and 2010, the state population suffered a net loss of 31,000 people.
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  2. pspr

    pspr

    They could probably get out of that tax by claiming the rain is an act of God and they can't control it.
     
  3. jem

    jem

    This was the part of the quote... the leftists need to read...


    Governor O'Malley famously tried increasing taxes to balance the state's budget with little success in 2007. The increase in the top marginal tax rate, known as a "millionaire's tax," cost Maryland $1.7 billion in lost tax revenue, according to Change Maryland. Between 2007 and 2010, the state population suffered a net loss of 31,000 people.
     
  4. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    They don't read facts that contradict their preconceived notions.
     
  5. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    So glad I got out of that fucking lunatic state.
     
  6. Ricter

    Ricter

    So are they.

    :D
     
  7. Maryland used to be a pretty nice place to live, if you could stomach the corrupt politics. Kind of like chicago with better weather.

    Now, it is approaching unliveable. The far left controls the state legislature, the governorship, the major city Baltimore, a real hell hole, and the DC area county governments. They have spent the past couple of years pushing a variety of loony left projects, from gay marriage to huge tax increases to California style gun control.

    Of course, the Washington Post is cheerleading them and keeps trying to push the idiot governor O'Malley for national office. Seriously? He's not even black.
     
  8. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Great, I hope they are as happy as I am that I'm not paying my $20,000 or so a year there (which was in the top bracket for the two years I lived there). Hopefully, I was replaced with three or more EBT recipients.

    Because I know Florida is pleased I moved here :) And vice versa.
     
  9. That's "Mayer's Corollary" to Murphy's Law.... "If theory is contradicted by the facts, they will be disregarded".
     
  10. The sad thing is that most of Maryland is a great place. The Eastern Shore and far western regions are filled with normal people just trying to live their lives. Just like the country as a whole however, they are held hostage by far left nazis in Baltimore, Annapolis and the DC suburbs.

    The DC suburbs used to be a stabilizng factor, as they were wealthy and well-educated. While liberal to be sure, they were not crazy. Now however, those suburbs have been increasingly colonized by hispanics, who only vote for nonwhites and those who promise them the most. Add in the substantial black vote, and only the most far left of candidates can get elected.

    Maryland already has staggeringly high taxes. It is increasingly losing employers and high-paying jobs to Virginia. Of course, no one in their right mind would locate anywhere in this area if they had a choice. Florida must seem like paradise by comparison.
     
    #10     Apr 11, 2013