Maryland lawmakers are wringing a tax from the rain that falls from our roofs. It won't be long before Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly come up with a way to tax the rain that falls from our umbrellas ("Arundel council overrides stormwater veto," May 2).

They can use the same criteria that they use for the roofs and the driveways. I can visualize the Maryland Raindrop Police running after us with their measuring tapes, assessing all parasols, umbrellas and large golf umbrellas. We'll soon have to cut down on the size umbrellas we buy.

This may be tongue-in-cheek and sound a little silly, but then whoever heard of a tax on rain?

Donald Castronova, Jarrettsville

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