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Md. rural officials, lawmakers threaten tax revolt, mass exodus over environmental plan
Daily Caller ^ | 31 Oct 2011 | Kenneth Timmerman

Posted on 11/01/2011 7:53:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is threatening to ram through a sweeping new land use plan that imposes an environmentalist agenda on the state’s sprawling rural populations — a move that could spark a tax revolt and mass exodus unless it is rewritten, county officials and state legislators told The Daily Caller on Monday.

O’Malley has indicated that he intends to impose what some lawmakers are calling a draconian new environmentalist agenda, known as “Plan Maryland,” through executive order and regulation, rather than through the state legislature, even though his fellow Democrats dominate both chambers.

Plan Maryland’s expensive new mandates for rural home builders will make new residences prohibitively expensive. O’Malley also intends to withhold state funds from new road projects and even new sewage systems if they are proposed outside the “smart growth” boundaries designated by his state planning board.

“As rural legislators and county commissioners, we will do everything we can to stop it through legislative means,” Delegate Kathy Afzali, a Republican from Frederick County told TheDC.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoas; landgrab; monckton; nimbys; omalley; planmaryland; regulations; takeoutthetrash

1 posted on 11/01/2011 7:53:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

a tripling of the flush tax is in the works along with the blind belief in global warming and climate change... something is gonna give...

power to the real people

teeman


2 posted on 11/01/2011 7:56:35 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: smokingfrog

Communists using their tools to force their program....


3 posted on 11/01/2011 7:57:05 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Cain/West 2012)
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To: smokingfrog
Job killing. Just another days work for a Marxist.

He has obviously been taking cues from der leader.

4 posted on 11/01/2011 7:57:30 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: smokingfrog

Pitchforks and torches vs. “hope and change”.


5 posted on 11/01/2011 7:57:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

Looks like the ‘we don’t need them stinking elected representatives’ of obambo is now adopted by Maryland’s wannabe dictator for life.


6 posted on 11/01/2011 8:00:28 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: smokingfrog

Mayors and City Councils need to start standing up against the Governors and the Federal Government.


7 posted on 11/01/2011 8:00:54 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Romanian term limits...


8 posted on 11/01/2011 8:01:36 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: smokingfrog

Agenda 21.....the Marxists are getting desperate while bambi is still in......


9 posted on 11/01/2011 8:02:34 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: smokingfrog
I just sold my rural farm. The smart growth idiots trippled the value of my farm during this economy. Cash sale too.

Smart growth plans in rural farmland areas are more like stupid starvation plans, chasing out farmers in favor of rich liberals who want a hobby horsie farm and to pay tripple the property taxes, which the smart growth planning boards are more than happy to take in.

New home building is to be one home on 40 acres. That's too small to farm in a meaningful way to the economy, too big for some idiot from suburbia to maintain. It also destroys family farming because the younger generation can't build a home on the farm, but instead have to go spend $300,000 to build a home near their family farm. They pass.

10 posted on 11/01/2011 8:04:32 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: smokingfrog

Agenda 21?


11 posted on 11/01/2011 8:05:13 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: smokingfrog

Agenda 21, Californians think it’s cool because they get to be Green.

Known here as Emerald Cities Project

http://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Documents/Sustainable_Communities_FactSheet.pdf


12 posted on 11/01/2011 8:08:39 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: zot; Interesting Times

check out this article — http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/31/gov-martin-omalleys-war-on-the-99-percent/

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley believes his state is starving for revenue. Having already taxed Maryland’s wealthiest one percent to the point that they’re fleeing the state, he’s now looking to wage a war of taxation on Maryland’s “99 percent” —

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/31/gov-martin-omalleys-war-on-the-99-percent/#ixzz1cVtUkq1d


13 posted on 11/01/2011 8:09:20 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: smokingfrog

Lil Marty is admiring his heroes, obama and hugo chavez

Don’t need no steenkin legislatures.....


14 posted on 11/01/2011 8:09:26 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: smokingfrog
Agenda 21 and the rule of law are mutually exclusive.

The only way to git 'er done is do away with representative government and impose a dictatorship.

15 posted on 11/01/2011 8:24:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: blackdog

Pity really, the Marxist is turning MD into RI “lite” more or less an affluent suburb of Babylon on the Potomac.


16 posted on 11/01/2011 8:27:56 PM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: smokingfrog; Clemenza

But the exodus would be from the red areas of MD. Wouldn’t that be just fine with the ‘Rats?


17 posted on 11/01/2011 8:28:12 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yep, and with the Eastern Shore becoming the Hamptons of the Beltway Bandits, expect the GOP in Murdahland to go the way of the giant sloth.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 8:34:59 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: GreyFriar

Yeah, another Marxist dictator.


19 posted on 11/01/2011 8:41:55 PM PDT by zot
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To: GreyFriar

Rural Marylanders would like to get rid of him. Problem is, too many voters are big city democrats on the dole.


20 posted on 11/01/2011 8:44:04 PM PDT by zot
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To: smokingfrog

” mass exodus “ they will tax the exodus for those moving out of state.


21 posted on 11/01/2011 8:45:38 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: smokingfrog

Think. Think about who is wealthy enough to comply with the “smart growth” agenda. And think about why the constituents behind it would want a “mass exodus.” How would they benefit from it? Why would they want their neighbors out—those who can’t afford it and would otherwise be forced to rent instead of owning. Do you see, yet? Do you see?


22 posted on 11/01/2011 8:47:06 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --Deacon character, "Waterworld")
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To: Paleo Conservative
But the exodus would be from the red areas of MD. Wouldn’t that be just fine with the ‘Rats?

It was fine with Coleman Young in Detroit . It did not work out so well in the long run though.

23 posted on 11/01/2011 8:47:11 PM PDT by BBell
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To: smokingfrog

The hell with legislative means.


24 posted on 11/01/2011 8:59:08 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: smokingfrog
Calling for the people to burn down the governors mansion, would probably be illegal, so I won't do it.
25 posted on 11/01/2011 9:00:56 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: unixfox

You’d almost think that Virginia is paying Maryland officials to do all of this....to chase residents down into Virginia.


26 posted on 11/01/2011 9:16:24 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: zot

You are right. The governor never gets the rural vote in Maryland, so he has nothing to lose by screwing rural areas.


27 posted on 11/01/2011 9:19:03 PM PDT by Ham Hock
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To: zot
Problem is, too many voters are big city democrats on the dole.

same problem California has had for years - and why we have to now beg the feds for our own water

28 posted on 11/01/2011 10:26:48 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: smokingfrog; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

Maryland is about to become California.

Get out while you still can.

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29 posted on 11/01/2011 11:00:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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30 posted on 11/01/2011 11:16:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: blackdog
New home building is to be one home on 40 acres. That's too small to farm in a meaningful way to the economy...

It wasn't too small when tobacco was grown in Maryland. 40 acres was a big tobacco farm.

31 posted on 11/01/2011 11:21:24 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Issaquahking
"Communists using their tools to force their program...."

And you know it too, don'tcha?!?! And I love your tagline!!!

You still "da man," Rocky!!!

32 posted on 11/01/2011 11:21:35 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: Husker24; smokingfrog
Calling for the people to burn down the governors mansion, would probably be illegal, so I won't do it.

...and with the governor inside would be doubly so, so I'll refrain from suggesting that, too.

Use'm early
use'm often


33 posted on 11/01/2011 11:31:13 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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Experts Take Down PlanMaryland’s Bad Numbers, Premises

34 posted on 11/01/2011 11:33:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Imho.... Maryland is very harsh toward farms. Why? Because let’s say you force a farmer to sell his property to a developer. The developer builds four bedroom houses on .25 acres each. How much tax revenue does the state get? This is all about money. Years ago, I went to the Montgomery County Agricultural fair... what a joke. They had to “import” farmers and their livestock/produce from other states. We simply don’t have many farms left at all.


35 posted on 11/02/2011 3:14:22 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Smokin' Joe

That’s because the tobacco farmers could only grow what they had government allotments to grow. It’s very tightly controlled. A tobacco allotment is a coveted thing.


36 posted on 11/02/2011 4:35:54 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Ham Hock
"You are right. The governor never gets the rural vote in Maryland, so he has nothing to lose by screwing rural areas."

Which will also become the new driving force in dispensing medical services under Obamacare. We'll all become the starving and diseased victimized by marxist totalitarian regimes in Africa, waiting for food and medicine which has become the new non-violent weapon of choice against dissident people.

37 posted on 11/02/2011 4:41:12 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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