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O'Malley's higher taxes better than the alternative
Your article ("O'Malley faces political risks of tax increases," May 17) suggests that Gov.Martin O'Malley's future political ambitions will be damaged by his successful efforts to raise taxes on the wealthy. But I ask, would his prospects have been enhanced if he had allowed major cuts in funding for health care, education, environmental clean up, and programs that benefit the elderly, children, homeless, handicapped and developmentally disabled? I think not.
May 21, 2012