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Tax Increases For Some Marylanders Go Into Effect This Week
Your4State.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Dawn White

Posted on 07/05/2012 7:00:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

FREDERICK, MD - Some people in Maryland will get a surprise when they look at their tax bill.

In a special session the Maryland General Assembly approved increasing taxes for people who make more than $100,000 a year and couples who make more than $150,000 a year. Those changes take effect this week.

"They will go up for most people anywhere from five to 15-percent, and what they'll also see is that they'll be retroactive. I think Maryland families are suffering under the current economy and really don't need to be sending more and more to the government," said Sen. David Brinkley, (R) - Frederick County.

Brinkley voted against the increase, and Senator Ron Young voted for it. Young says he made the decision to avoid cuts in education.

"There should be a way to get an education, to improve yourself and to climb the ladder. We should never take that opportunity away from anybody that's willing to work and climb that ladder to make something of themselves," said Young, (D) - Frederick and Washington Counties.

Taxpayers had mixed reactions to the tax increase.

"I think it's a really difficult period of time to decide whether that's good or not because in most cases, people with money are struggling just as much as those without," Josh Barrett said.

"People who have been diligent in following a career path and have put the time and effort in should reap the benefits, and when you're taxed on $150,000 for a couple, you're being punished for it," Lana Early said.

Many Marylanders will be paying more to flush their toilets. What's known as the "flush tax" on septic systems has doubled from $30 to $60 a year. The money will go to help clean up pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

"The Chesapeake Bay is a major economic engine of the state," Young said. I don't think most people realize what it does or how it affects us."

A small part of Garrett County won't have to pay the "flush tax," but it will effect much of the county along with Allegany, Washington, and Frederick Counties.

"Well, guess what? The money that came in did go to address some of that, but also Governor O'Malley raided some of the funds to balance the budget," Brinkley said.

Some people who normally receive a refund may end up owing state taxes since the changes are effective beginning in January of this year.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: chesapeakebay; davidbrinkley; democrats; education; flushtax; incometax; legislature; martinomalley; ronyoung; taxes; taxhikes; taxincreases

1 posted on 07/05/2012 7:00:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just AWESOME, everyone making their fair contribution. Lord knows the Gov’t needs more money. Just keep working harder, and let them take more, and more. Someday we’ll all be broke. Whew, then we can be enslaved forever.


2 posted on 07/05/2012 7:02:54 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just AWESOME, everyone making their fair contribution. Lord knows the Gov’t needs more money. Just keep working harder, and let them take more, and more. Someday we’ll all be broke. Whew, then we can be enslaved forever.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 7:02:54 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


4 posted on 07/05/2012 7:03:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Oh, the joys of living in Maryland. I recommend it, for others. I wouldn’t live in that state under any conditions.


5 posted on 07/05/2012 7:07:41 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Considering that Maryland is notorious for electing libs to political office, this result seems inevitable. Karma's a b!+ch, after all. It'll take a lot more than this to wake up voters, though so perhaps we should welcome it.

If these remarks seem insensitive,

Good!

6 posted on 07/05/2012 7:10:20 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"There should be a way to get an education, to improve yourself and to climb the ladder. We should never take that opportunity away from anybody that's willing to work and climb that ladder to make something of themselves," said Young, (D) - Frederick and Washington Counties.

Hey, Mr. Young, -- WHO IS taking away an opportunity? Please enumerate and specify for us exactly what "education cuts" this tax (OOOOPPPS, or maybe I mean "penalty") will fund?!?!

Mr. Young, you dumba$$ Democommie, you're a lying scumbag like everyone else with a "D" after their name.

7 posted on 07/05/2012 7:13:05 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The year after I moved from Maryland to Virginia, the Virginia Department of Revenue sent me a letter asking if I didn’t owe them income tax. I told them that I really wished I had moved to Virginia earlier because I would have saved $1500 in state income tax, but no, I was still living in Maryland that year.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 7:17:49 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: OldPossum

Except for their politics, it is a great place to live. Our unemployment is VERY low. It is affordable to purchase a home. The home my wife and I bought would have been 1.3 million in 2008 and we bought it for 750,000. The place is beautiful. I live in Arnold Maryland, suburb of Annapolis. If only they were conservative around here, but I get my conservatism on Free Republic!!!!!


9 posted on 07/05/2012 7:18:13 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
This is what happens when you have Democrats holding a super-majority of both the State Senate and House of Delegates.

It is simply a matter of time until the State runs out of other people's money just like Michigan or California.

10 posted on 07/05/2012 7:19:43 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“In a special session the Maryland General Assembly approved increasing taxes for people who make more than $100,000 a year and couples who make more than $150,000 a year. Those changes take effect this week.”

For most people in Maryland, making $150k as a family feels very FAR FROM RICH. But this is how it works, it starts as a “millionaires’” tax, but then migrates to a Middle-Class tax...since the money is in the Middle-Class - not the handful of rich who will simply say adios.


11 posted on 07/05/2012 7:23:43 PM PDT by BobL
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To: napscoordinator

“Except for their politics, it is a great place to live. Our unemployment is VERY low...The place is beautiful. I live in Arnold Maryland, suburb of Annapolis.”

Like you’re some kind of expert just because you live there. Actually, I have relatives there that I visit on a regular basis - and I have to agree with you. It’s gorgeous, and safe, as long as you stay away from Baltimore.


12 posted on 07/05/2012 7:26:35 PM PDT by BobL
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To: napscoordinator

are you sure you are not in section 8 housing.


13 posted on 07/05/2012 7:26:35 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: stormhill

And they had a chance to return Bob Ehrlich to the State House and they blew it.


14 posted on 07/05/2012 7:30:54 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
'Brinkley voted against the increase, and Senator Ron Young voted for it. Young says he made the decision to avoid cuts in education indoctrination'.

Edited for accuracy.

'A small part of Garrett County won't have to pay the "flush tax," but it will effect much of the county along with Allegany, Washington, and Frederick Counties.'

Everyone west of Grantsville must have threatened secession to the Panhandle. I'd better e-mail Mom and tell her that the grandkids' second flush is gonna cost her. If I thought it would surface in O'Malley's coffee urn, I'd pay the tax for her.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


15 posted on 07/05/2012 7:32:31 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("If you're gonna hang out in places like this, wear a badge on your didey.")
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To: biggredd1

are you sure you are not in section 8 housing.

lol. I wonder where that check goes every month.....


16 posted on 07/05/2012 7:39:10 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Love the straw man argument. Without the tax increase, then no one can get an education or “climb the ladder.”

Of course no one calls him on it because it’s written in stone that Democrats and their media cohorts control the narrative (while Republicans whimper in the corner).


17 posted on 07/05/2012 7:40:51 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Fast & Furious: Proof the Government should not have access to guns)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
changes are effective beginning in January of this year

So the Peoples Republic of MD charges you for taxes six months before the tax goes into effect? The whole state has become Montgomery County.
19 posted on 07/05/2012 7:46:18 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: napscoordinator
... If only they were conservative around here, but I get my conservatism on Free Republic!!!!!

Only problem is that Free Republic doesn't issue concealed carry permits, you know. But I suppose that's not important to you.

I see an article in today's FR that Maryland is planning to increase state income taxes on folks like you, i.e., those whose income exceeds $150,000.

Glad that you like the state, though.

20 posted on 07/05/2012 7:57:32 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: OldPossum

Uhh, that article referenced would be this thread. Damn!


21 posted on 07/05/2012 8:00:14 PM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’d move back to Maryland if it wasn’t for the Democrats and the taxes. State taxes, county taxes, sales taxes. Forget it. I read not long ago that close to 90% of Montgomery County’s yearly budget goes to county employees payroll and benefits.


22 posted on 07/05/2012 8:01:05 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Thrownatbirth
So the Peoples Republic of MD charges you for taxes six months before the tax goes into effect? The whole state has become Montgomery County.

Bush's first tax cuts took effect six months before the law went into effect. Clinton's tax increases also took effect retroactively in 1993. All three acts, including the O'Malley increases, are unconstitutional, per the provisions forbidding ex-post facto laws on both the federal and state levels.

23 posted on 07/05/2012 8:09:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/28/md-state-death-certificate-fees-double-july-1/
“As part of the budget approved by the Maryland General Assembly in a May special session, the state’s death certificate fees will double from $12 to $24... each county is able to add its own surcharge to that cost. In Montgomery County, for example, the county adds $8 to the cost of each death certificate, making the cost $32 with the increase... families order an average of six to 12 copies of their loved one’s death certificate because insurance companies, government agencies and the Department of Motor Vehicles require a certified copy of the death certificate to close accounts. “

‘...Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes’


24 posted on 07/05/2012 8:11:44 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
You get the government you deserve.

Keep voting Democrat Maryland.

25 posted on 07/05/2012 8:27:59 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration
We moved from Maryland ( THE Freak state) to Utah a few months ago. Only now do I truly appreciate just how uber-screwed-up Maryland is. The majority of the pinheaded fools there vote the DIMocRATs in every time. They get what they deserve. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
26 posted on 07/05/2012 9:08:52 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I believe I read that 40,000 plus Marylanders bailed out for other jurisdictions over the last two years.

Thanks to Martin O'Moron our devious on the make governor, Mike the idiot Bush and Mike sleezeball Miller, state rep and senate goons, "The Land of Pleasant Living" is being destroyed.

27 posted on 07/06/2012 2:51:24 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

And don’t forget Slimy Hoyer.


28 posted on 07/06/2012 3:04:29 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Tax increase are for education and to “Save the Bay.” What a load of BS that is. The Maryland Lottery was put in place to support education. My mother lobbied for legislation to “Save the Bay” and she long dead. On our state tax returns, we can check off a box to “Save the Bay,”

All revenue that accrues to the state of Maryland goes into the General Fund. The governor, the comptroller and the treasurer acting as the board of public works decide how to spend it.

29 posted on 07/06/2012 4:15:24 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Near term Obamacare 'Unit")
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To: rabidralph
The biggest problem in Maryland is the two Mikes: Mike Miller and Mike Bush.

They run the state like their private fiefdom.

30 posted on 07/06/2012 5:05:05 AM PDT by doberville
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
,,,,, well 0’malley has chased off all the millionaires with his millionaire tax ,, now he must aim at a lower target . Soon welfare recipients will be the new rich class in Maryland .
31 posted on 07/06/2012 5:05:26 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: napscoordinator
Except for their politics, it is a great place to live. Our unemployment is VERY low. It is affordable to purchase a home. The home my wife and I bought would have been 1.3 million in 2008 and we bought it for 750,000. The place is beautiful. I live in Arnold Maryland, suburb of Annapolis. If only they were conservative around here, but I get my conservatism on Free Republic!!!!!

Arnold is a great place; I grew up there and moved back as an adult for some time. But I have to ask, by what measure is a $750,000 house 'affordable'? I can get a 2000sf house in the best school district here in Florida cheaper than a small townhouse in some of the sketchier parts of Annapolis. Plus, I don't have to deal with a ludicrous commute between home and the city. The Annapolis area has a lot going for it, but affordable never crossed my mind!

32 posted on 07/06/2012 9:22:24 AM PDT by zoso82t
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To: zoso82t

I guess instead of affordable, I should have said cheeper than 2008...lol. I have to live in Annapolis area for sure for work....My commute is about 10 minutes on a bad day. You were very lucky to live here growing up....I wonder if I am living in your old house....lol.


33 posted on 07/06/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Not in my part of the state. It’s quite high up here at the head of the Bay.

Lots of businesses closing.


34 posted on 07/06/2012 12:08:34 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: rabidralph

Ehrlich blew it himself. He ran a crappy campaign.


35 posted on 07/06/2012 12:09:49 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
"The Land of Pleasant Living" is being destroyed.

I refer to it as The Land of Peasant Living.

36 posted on 07/06/2012 12:12:40 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: napscoordinator

Yeah the whole Wash DC / Maryland / NoVa is a fedgov fools paradise powered by our taxes. When I went there on vacation in April I was amazed how much different they look from the midwest.

Some day we’re going to have to go there with pitchforks and gasoline bombs.


37 posted on 07/06/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

I was amazed at how much the midwest takes from the tax payers in the form of farm subsidies. What a tragic situation that should be immediately stopped. The midwest is a big drain on the American Tax Payers. They look very different than the Mid Atlantic workers.


38 posted on 07/06/2012 12:34:32 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Indiana got about half a bil in ag subsidies in 011.
A number that small doesn’t even show up on the Fed budget, LOL.


39 posted on 07/06/2012 12:43:57 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: sauropod

Good golly! I’m sorry to hear that. I hope you and HIHC can get out of there at some point.


40 posted on 07/06/2012 3:03:23 PM PDT by rabidralph
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