Democrats’ Taxes are Bad for Maryland Families
“Businesses…can’t afford the taxes, the regulations, and the unfriendly attitude”
ANNAPOLIS – This afternoon, Democrat President of the Senate Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch have rubber stamped Martin O’Malley’s historic tax increases on Maryland families.
Alex X. Mooney, Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, responded to the Democratic Legislature's Special Session tax increases by saying, "Maryland’s suffering economy and a government that is out of control is a direct result of Democratic Party domination in Annapolis. Liberal one-party rule has bred legislators who view hard working taxpayers as nothing more than an ATM."
Mooney continued, “Businesses are fleeing the state for Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia because they can’t afford the taxes, the regulations, and the unfriendly attitude towards job creators.”
He concluded, “Elections have consequences and if people are dissatisfied with Martin O’Malley his tax-hiking henchmen, then they should join the Maryland Republican Party and our movement to return Maryland as the Free State. If anyone calls our office at 410-263-2125, then we will find a place for them to be effective in their community.”
The only bi-partisanship to Martin O’Malley’s tax increases was the opposition. Democrat Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot called efforts by Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly to raise taxes "simply the wrong approach at the wrong time."
He also noted four hefty taxes that had been raised by at least 18 percent during the past five years and said,"...far too many people remain unemployed or underemployed, have settled for lower-paying jobs and are therefore taking home smaller paychecks. At the same time, Marylanders have seen the value of their homes – for many, their primary source of personal equity and mobility – continue to decline."