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How well does The Sun understand the 'rain tax'?

In your April 17 editorial, "The 'Rain Tax' Sham," you take rain tax critics to task for failing to get their facts straight. You write: "That critics can't even accurately describe when the tax was passed should tell you all you need to know about how carefully they've considered the issue."

Yet, elsewhere in the same editorial you state that Maryland's rain tax law "requires Baltimore and the 23 countries to set a fee to pay for such things as storm drains…" In fact, Maryland's rain tax statute applies to Baltimore and only nine counties, not 23.

So, by your own standards, doesn't the fact that you can't even accurately describe how many counties are covered by the tax tell us all we need to know about how carefully you have considered the issue?

Blair Lee, Silver Spring

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