"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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"
Last edited by StillBallin75; 04-12-13 at 11:15 AM.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Last edited by Henrin; 04-12-13 at 11:32 AM.
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.Next time, instead of leaving, you stay and get rid of the idiots! win-win