Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley instituted a tax on citizens for the amount of rain that falls on their property (See story here)!
Maryland has been basically a one party state (Democrat) for many many years and in the traditional tax and spend way of the party they are not satisfied with taxing its residents to death on everything from gas to a flush tax, now they want to tax us on the rain that falls on our property. Whats next? The air we breath??!! Sorry, did not mean to give them any ideas.
A new report says wealthy Maryland residents may be moving out due to recent tax hikes.
A net 31,000 of its richer residents left the state between 2007 and 2010, because of a “millionaire’s tax” pushed through by Gov. Martin O’Malley. The tax, which expired in 2010, in imposed a rate of 6.25 percent on incomes of more than $1 million a year.
The Change Maryland study found that the tax cost Maryland $1.7 billion in lost tax revenues. A county-by-county analysis by Change Maryland also found that the state’s wealthiest counties also had some of the largest population outflows.
In total, Maryland has added 24 new taxes or fees in recent years, Change Maryland says. Florida, which has no income-tax, has been a large recipient of Maryland’s exiled wealthy.
Now, keep this in mind America. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has his eyes set on the White House with a run possibly as early as 2016. This is disturbing as he will rest assured bring his tax and spend philosophy to the entire country if he is ever elected. Lets be smart and stop this nonsense before we get so deep that there will be no coming back.