Democrats view of taxes – “They make money”
Posted by Ed C on Saturday, April 14, 2007
From the Baltimore Sun’s article Miller shows he is firmly in control
Baltimore Democrat Del. Maggie L. McIntosh is quoted “Excuse me, these bills make money,” she said. “They don’t spend money; they make money.”
Democrats have proposed raising income, sales, gas, tobacco, developers and are eying a special session to push these proposals to “make more money.” How high can taxes go? Well, according to Democrats, it is a careful balancing act; the role of government is to collect (and spend) as much as possible. From the Howard County Spending Affordability Advisory Committee Report The question is “…what level of service can the county provide to county residents and still maintain a level of taxes and fees citizens will pay.”
I wonder what the budget and taxes would look like if our current legislators looked at the issue the other way around; – What is the minimal level of services that residents are willing to accept.