Skip to comments.Rain Tax Fines Drench Marylandís Carroll County
Posted on 11/12/2013 1:02:00 PM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg
Marylands Carroll County recently received a letter from Assistant Attorney General Paul DeSantis, threatening to fine the county $10,000 for each day that it does not enact a storm water remediation fee, also known as a Rain Tax.
The infamous Rain Tax bill came as a response to the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) pollution diet known as the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load. The pollution diet requires reductions in pollutants that are primarily found in drainage run-off and fertilizers. The bill was signed by Governor OMalley this past April and requires 10 of Marylands 24 counties to charge an annual rain tax. Carroll County is one of 10 counties that have decided not to enact a fee, voting instead to set aside funds for general storm water projects.
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Fork up the cash liberals!
Rain tax, a progressive way to abolish private property, what took ‘em so long?
Carroll County is a conservative, rural enclave - unlike Baltimore or Montgomery County (think Chevy Chase) - which is where a majority of gubmint employees live.
1) every single elected official in Carroll county is a republican
2) Carroll is complying with the part of the law that requires it to fund storm water management systems
3) Carroll chose to pay for it from general revenues instead of adding the new tax
4) the state of Maryland isn’t interested in cleaning up the bay - they want to force the counties to implement the tax so republicans are forced into breaking their “no new taxes” pledges.
Gotta love Blaine. He has a daily radio show in the area. Very outspoken. Fun to listen to.
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