Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Another reason to not be pleased with the governor

Ok, I'm pissed!!! What the hell was O'Malley thinking? Raising the sales tax? In the past 2 years, my property taxes have raised significantly, the water bill has gone up, I cannot keep a decent budget because the BGE gas commodity charge ranges anywhere from $35 to $150 month to month. Thank goodness I never took up smoking. The tax on that went another $1. If I did smoke, it would definitely be time to quit. I just don't understand why the State is so quick to tax the hell out of its citizens, especially when the State is so SLOOOOOOOOOW to approve efforts to improve the quality of living for its citizens.

And the businesses in the State? Well, any business that is into big ticket items. Consumers are already feeling the pinch of the market slowdown. I wonder how many MD residents will cross the line to Delaware to purchase that new sofa or that new LCD television.

I realize that taxes are a necessary evil. All I'm saying is that there must be other ways to increase revenue besides consistently raising taxes.


The Girl From Park Heights said...

What!? Girl, where is the link. I need to go check local news headlines pronto!

Damn, I need another job! Or a welfare application!

Erika 2004 said...

Here are a couple of links that I came across:

Link 1

Link 2

The 2nd link is a true bitch! I had planned to buy a new car this year. Cars are the one thing that Maryland makes very difficult to purchase out of state. That will be like another $200 to $500 dollars added to price of a new car, depending on the car. With so many things going up at the same time, except our paychecks, how can anyone get ahead?

Erika 2004 said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention. This goes into effect tomorrow.

Not Your Average Male said...

Ouch. Maybe it's good I don't live there anymore...

Funny thing is, there is so much overspending and so many surplus funds that they could come up with the money they need with minimal tax increases if they would just take the time to check where the money is going and tighten the reins every so often.


Your Friendly Neighborhood Skeptic said...

*Kicking myself for not thinking to go to Deleware when I bought a computer last week.*