From Del. Rick Impallaria:
I’ve delayed sending updates because I was waiting for some good news. Let me start with that.
There are about 66 days left for the Maryland General Assembly legislative session for them to shaft us. This is an election year, so the voting public has the opportunity to retaliate at the polls for the over 40 taxes and fees that the O’Malley administration has thrust upon us.
We have learned that global warming, aka climate change, is caused by a condition that the Earth suffers from due to being bipolar.
The Governor is his State of the State address spoke of one of the most beautiful and wonderful places you could imagine – where everyone has a job, there has been a total rebound of the economy to where it was before its collapse in 2005, where everyone has health care, there are less people in jail than ever before, and the state budget was massively cut. I personally feel that it was one of the best speeches he ever delivered. I am very excited about living in such a place. However, we know that place is not Maryland, because we live here and know what is really happening. And as soon as we figure out the location of the place Gov. O’Malley described, I’ll let you know. Who wouldn’t want to live in such a Utopia?
Now to the bad news.
The State of Maryland has lost more that 10,000 businesses since the Governor took office. He is very proud of the fact that he has surpassed his goal for reducing energy usage and carbon pollution in the State. But when O’Malley’s head of the Public Service Commission was asked whether those energy “successes” would be affected by those 10,000 businesses returning to the State, he agreed that, if the businesses (i.e., your lost jobs) returned, the successes would be negated. To my mind, that means that they think it would be a bad thing for those jobs to return to Maryland because they would not reach their energy goals.
On the rain tax issue — We will be fighting to repeal it, but I don’t think that we will see any relief from this most outrageous tax. Please don’t believe for one second that the money will actually go to improving the Chesapeake Bay. It is being stolen and used to maneuver money around the counties and municipalities to fill up shortfalls in local government agencies.
The administration is continuing to push onto the counties and municipalities the cost of unfunded or underfunded state programs. It appears that the State, while not looking to raise taxes this year (an election year) on the state level, they intend to give counties and municipalities greater taxing authority. The number of taxing schemes is so great, there are too many to list.
Finally, it is imperative that we locate Gov. O’Malley’s Utopia, so that we can all move there and live free of the burdens that the Free State has imposed on us.
Delegate, District 7
Annapolis office: 410-841-3289