Maryland is taxing people out of the state

April 17, 2013

Regarding the April 15 editorial “Next up for Mr. O’Malley”:

In returning Maryland from the “30-year detour” of the Reagan revolution, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) raised taxes on gas, “high-income earners” and even, through the impervious-surface tax, the rain that falls on your house. Clearly, no one is outside of his taxing reach.

As a result, Mr. O’Malley is pricing many out of the state, thereby depressing housing prices and shrinking the taxable base. Who would willingly move here when Virginia is just as convenient to jobs in the D.C. metro area? What will Maryland do to make up future shortfalls? Raise taxes?

Joe Kobylski, Rockville

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