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Old 04-12-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Fort Washington, MD
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I agree with you that this is ridiculous but I would like to mention, the way the process works is to get the rate cheap enough to start so it gets passed. Once it is passed, the rate will likely rise.
You are absolutely correct. The interest isn't the numerical value being associated but just setting the precedent legitimizing yet another tax. Once this becomes regarded as a legitimate tax, it will never stop being so.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:57 AM
 
Location: the future
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The legislation is no longer an idea but it was adopted in this session. Another facet of PlanMD.

PlanMD? What the..and by who's vision. Dont be fooled by these so called sustainability projects hiding behind local plans because they are apart of bigger agenda.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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This article gives a little more info

Gazette.Net: The ‘Rain Tax’

I have so many issues with this. The tax itself is stupid. The collected taxes don't even have to go to improving the Bay (they can be used to hire more bureaucrats, "education", or grants to non profits). Oh, and government-owned buildings are excluded.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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Is there anything we DON'T get taxed on in this state? Because I think the answer is no.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Fort Washington, MD
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You don't get taxed to breathe air. Oh crap, I just gave them a new idea.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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You don't get taxed to breathe air. Oh crap, I just gave them a new idea.
Now, based on BMI, the Oxygen Efficiency Use Tax. Coming to a legislature near you in 2014.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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Welllll... hate to mention this, but when we breathe we do release carbon dioxide which is a greenhouse gas. A breathing tax may not be far behind. I would assume it's coming after the sun tax.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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This is why Maryland is referred to as the Massachusetts of the Mid-Atlantic" by some. With all of the taxes and laws being put into effect the two are becoming more similar.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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It just breaks my heart that a state I have lived in for virtually my entire life will force me to leave at or before retirement. We made this decision before the latest gas and rain tax. We are I believe the 5th highest taxed state in the nation, again before the latest taxes kicked in.

I have a gravel driveway . Why do i get the feeling they'll mess this up and tax me as if it's asphalt?




Edit: Seriously? You can't post "skrew this up" spelled correctly? It gets censored. Wow, touchy board rules. Skrew that.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:05 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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PlanMD? What the..and by who's vision. Dont be fooled by these so called sustainability projects hiding behind local plans because they are apart of bigger agenda.

Wait until the requirement to treat all stormwater runoff kicks in over the next few years. That is slated to not just be new systems but existing ones will have to be retrofitted.
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