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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

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    Every elected official that voted for this plus the governor should be frog marched to the Maryland state line (preferably at the bay), drivers license and voter registration confiscated, and thrown out.
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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Up here in Canada, we like the rain - good for the environment - helps the trees and plants grow, ripens the crops in the summer, fills the fresh water lakes, streams and resevoirs, helps wash the dirt off the streets and cleans out the sewers. The rain does disturb dirty sediments sometimes, but they settle down shortly after and all is good. Many states, like California, Nevada, Arizona, etc. want to buy water from Canada, have it piped down there - Maybe they could buy some of that nasty old rain from Maryland instead.

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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Most of them don't necessarily like it, but tend to shake their heads and go along with it anyway figuring that there is nothing they can do about it...Then come next election the machine roars to life, and the church vans go out to Balto city, hand out 'walkin' around money', and transport the homeless to the polls so the fix is in....

    That's why I left....I predicted this crap...But I do miss the area....
    Good morning, j-mac!

    Their cooking is superb, especially their Maryland crab cakes! Yum...

    Next time, instead of leaving, you stay and get rid of the idiots! win-win

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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

    Gotta love all the right-wing knee jerk reactions. If you actually read the link, it states the rationale for the tax - essentially the purpose is to raise funds to comply with an EPA directive to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, which, for those people who have never been to Maryland, is rather polluted and at the same time many residents are dependent on this body of water for their livelihoods. It's not the rain itself that's the problem, it's the surface runoff that results in pollution and erosion. This is exactly how Pigouvian taxes are supposed to work.

    I'm sure my state government does a lot of dumb **** (assault weapons ban being one example) but this is not one of them. Take time to read and understand a topic before you start spewing bull**** "hurr durr they just be taxing people cuz it rains durrrr"
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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Pero, we probably really don't want to know! As a writer, I always believed that I have a healthy imagination, but I simply can't keep up with the wacky ideas some of them come up with! I wonder what the people in Maryland think, knowing that they have elected these people, and are paying their salaries? Maybe a poll is warranted.....
    I doubt that hardly any would change their votes. Maryland is heavily Democratic and most people there vote party over candidate. This isn't knock on Maryland, most people fall into that category depending on the which state they are from. Both parties have most of the voters hoodwinked.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Gotta love all the right-wing knee jerk reactions. If you actually read the link, it states the rationale for the tax - essentially the purpose is to raise funds to comply with an EPA directive to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, which, for those people who have never been to Maryland, is rather polluted and at the same time many residents are dependent on this body of water for their livelihoods. It's not the rain itself that's the problem, it's the surface runoff that results in pollution and erosion. This is exactly how Pigouvian taxes are supposed to work.

    I'm sure my state government does a lot of dumb **** (assault weapons ban being one example) but this is not one of them. Take time to read and understand a topic before you start spewing bull**** "hurr durr they just be taxing people cuz it rains durrrr"
    That still sounds pretty stupid. There really isn't a way to explain the tax and get away from the fact that the tax idea exists which by itself is stupid.

    Btw, some of us don't agree pigovian taxes since they are by their very nature social engineering.
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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, j-mac!

    Their cooking is superb, especially their Maryland crab cakes! Yum...
    Oh yeah, I am a huge fan of Maryland steamed crab....Nothing better on a summer party day than sitting around a good table full of crabs, cooler of Ice cold Beer at arms length, and a roll of paper towel handy....Good times.

    Next time, instead of leaving, you stay and get rid of the idiots! win-win
    Well, I lived in Harford county...Not bad for a conservative, but overall just too expensive....The house I bought in SC for $200K would have been $500K in Maryland...Plus, in SC where I live, I am still about 4 hours from the ocean at Myrtle Beach, and I now have the mountains and lakes within a 45 min drive, so a plus....I would love to build a Maryland style crab shack here in the Greenville area, with all the transplants, I am sure it would be a money maker.
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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Gotta love all the right-wing knee jerk reactions. If you actually read the link, it states the rationale for the tax - essentially the purpose is to raise funds to comply with an EPA directive to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, which, for those people who have never been to Maryland, is rather polluted and at the same time many residents are dependent on this body of water for their livelihoods. It's not the rain itself that's the problem, it's the surface runoff that results in pollution and erosion. This is exactly how Pigouvian taxes are supposed to work.

    I'm sure my state government does a lot of dumb **** (assault weapons ban being one example) but this is not one of them. Take time to read and understand a topic before you start spewing bull**** "hurr durr they just be taxing people cuz it rains durrrr"
    Why is it that the only remedy that liberals can ever come up with is more taxes, more spending? Knee jerk? I don't think so, I lived there for 20 years.
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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh yeah, I am a huge fan of Maryland steamed crab....Nothing better on a summer party day than sitting around a good table full of crabs, cooler of Ice cold Beer at arms length, and a roll of paper towel handy....Good times.



    Well, I lived in Harford county...Not bad for a conservative, but overall just too expensive....The house I bought in SC for $200K would have been $500K in Maryland...Plus, in SC where I live, I am still about 4 hours from the ocean at Myrtle Beach, and I now have the mountains and lakes within a 45 min drive, so a plus....I would love to build a Maryland style crab shack here in the Greenville area, with all the transplants, I am sure it would be a money maker.
    All liberal states are expensive to live in. I think its a bit funny they want everyone to have all these things, but at the same time they push for a high cost of living.

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    Re: Maryland decides to tax residents when it rains

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    That still sounds pretty stupid. There really isn't a way to explain the tax and get away from the fact that the tax idea exists which by itself is stupid.
    The less it rains the higher the concentrations of the stuff they're complaining about actually get into the watershed when it does rain. So they're taxing that which they should pray for more of, causing higher taxes. So, rather than take action to reduce the pollutants, they're taxing the natural means of abatement. All of us should pray it rains like hell in MD.

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