A Good Day for Cutters, Bad Day for Spenders

Looks like although Erlich had a rough patch (in my and other’s books) a few years ago with his tax hike, he’s making small but steady retribution for the hike.

If you own in Maryland, check this out, and think about what you can get with your [average] $42. Not a lot, sure, but it’s still more scratch in your pocket.

3 Comments so far

  1. jen (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 4:26 pm

    Are you kidding? This helps redeem Erlich in someone’s eyes? That’s how much it costs to buy your approval, just $42?

    He’s obviously just trying to buy some political power at no risk or cost to himself. He’s trying to put pressure on the local governments (including O’Malley and Duncan, his opponents in the upcoming election) to lower local taxes by proposing a meaningless (to most homeowners, not to the state) state tax cut.

    Personally, I’d rather that $42 go towards the state’s projected budget deficits or toward needed capital improvements. Most of the property owners in Maryland don’t need this piddling “scratch” in our pockets. To the extent that Erlich proposes a tax cut targeted to make home ownership or small business ownership more accessible to lower income individuals, that will begin to redeem him in my eyes. But to have my allegiance bought with a tax cut that won’t even pay for one of the Restoration Hardware arts and craft style porchlights that are so popular in my neighborhood? I’m not that much of a tool.


  2. Stacey (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

    Definitely didn’t say he was “buying” anyone’s approval, but that’s fine.

    Sure, you may feel that it should go to other things beside you. Totally cool. I encourage you to send your share (less or more than the average) back. Believe me, they’ll take it.


  3. Michael (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 2:31 pm

    Dang! I wish I owned a home, I’m going to the movies tonight and could really use $42.



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