From Jim Thatcher:
Yesterday Martin O’Malley set the tone, opening the General Assembly with a proposal for increasing the State Sales Tax to 7 percent. This he proposed as an alternative to the 15% proposed increase in the state gasoline tax. I contend that unless held in check, they will attempt to do both.
Like the current US Administration and Congress, our state leaders look to increasing revenue rather than addressing out of control spending. Our current fiscal path, both in Maryland and nationally, is not sustainable, and our leaders do not have the political courage to stand up and end the spending madness. Wouldn’t it be refreshing for Mr. O’Malley, just once, to open an Assembly, setting the tone for fiscal responsibility without putting additional burdens on the taxpayers?….not likely to happen unless taxpayers demonstrate their outrage against these spending clowns.
Please talk to your representatives ASAP. They all can be found, from your local representation all the way up to the President, on the Harford County website under Contacting Elected Officials.