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Maryland, the state that 'taxes anything that moves'

Regarding your article about the $5,600 Maryland spent on security for Gov. Martin O'Malley's visit to the Super Bowl, why couldn't Mr. O'Malley have stayed at the governor's mansion with his two tax buddies, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, and watched the game there?

Staying home would have saved Maryland taxpayers a lot of money. Messrs. O'Malley, Busch and Miller have passed so many new taxes on Marylanders that where we live is now known as "The State that Taxes Anything that Moves."

Thank goodness Mr. O'Malley can't run for governor anymore. Now all we have to do is vote out Messrs. Busch and Miller. Then Maryland can become the best run state with a lot of tax cuts.

I stayed at home to watch the game because with all the new taxes, I don't have the money to go anywhere.

Steve Phillips

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