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County residents needs to keep an eye on 'rain tax' [Letter]
Wake up Prince George's. This is what you get from a democratically controlled socialistic state and county ("Prince George's releases 'rain tax' plans," Laurel Leader June 20). Rather than state and county officials getting out of their offices, inspecting and or patrolling the county for the bad actors they want more taxes from us. There is no mention that the taxes paid "must" be used for this legislation. Where is it to prevent these additional tax dollars from being used for another pay raise for county officials? Where does it say that the money must be used for storm water management only as it pertains to what ends up in the Chesapeake Bay. Currently it only says "and eventually end up in the Chesapeake Bay." Couldn't a county or state official who wants to help another builder or contractor, use the monies to levy a Special Tax Assessment to help that contractor meet infrastructure and storm water management costs even though the local run off can't make it to the Chesapeake Bay at all — but may "eventually end up in the Chesapeake Bay" 100 years from now?
June 26, 2013