(Published in the Baltimore Sun, December 16, 2014)
In recent years, Maryland has substantially raised tobacco taxes. Its current rates of $2 for a pack of cigarettes and 15 percent to 70 percent for other tobacco products like cigars are among the highest in the country. The state enjoys a huge …….
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People vs. Government. HT: Pete Friedlander
The Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats passed the Affordable Healthcare Act by insisting that it was not a tax. We now know otherwise:
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An analysis by Jeff Ferguson and Dee Hodges of the Maryland Taxpayers Association regarding the 50% alcohol sales tax increase from 6% to 9% concludes that, like the sales tax increase, the alcohol hike has resulted in a loss to both state revenues and private enterprises, including liquor stores, bars and restaurants. Continue reading
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The Cato Institute released a report grading governors across the country over their recent fiscal policies and how well they’ve tried to rein in taxes and spending. Maryland, with O’Malley [and Brown] ranked low – better than bottom placed California but WELL behind Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia. (Virginia was NOT in the analysis).
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In a fall 2007 Special Session, at the request of the O’Malley/Brown Administration, the sales tax was hiked 20% from 5% to 6% in a solely partisan vote. An analysis by Dee Hodges for the Maryland Taxpayers Association of the rate increase effects over the following six years, concluded that it has been a failure. Continue reading
For one day only, at selected movie theaters in Maryland, you will be able to see an important and explosive expose’ of the IRS called “Unfair – Exposing the IRS”.
Save the date: Tuesday, October 14, at 7:00 PM
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Per the movie’s website: “The film is executive produced by John Sullivan, producer of the smash hit documentaries “2016: Obama’s America” and “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.” Directing is Judd Saul, an award-winning director and activist, whose documentary Frag changed the professional video gaming industry. Producing is nationally syndicated radio talk show host Craig Bergman, a veteran campaigner who brings to the project his experience”.
From a commentary by Thomas Sowell at Townhall.com
All is not lost. But all could be lost — especially if too many of us take freedom for granted and focus our attention on other things, like electronic gadgets and the antics of celebrities, while ignoring such dangers as nuclear weapons in the hands of suicidal fanatics, with a track record of savagery, whom we are too squeamish to call anything stronger than “militants.”
Nor are all the dangers abroad. Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America’s upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America — and have long made “America” a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but to people around the world….
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From the Baltimore Business Journal of June 11, 2014:
“The state’s real gross domestic product (GDP) showed zero change last year, ranking 49th in the country. By comparison, Maryland’s GDP rose 2.4 percent in 2012.”
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