In response to Charles Harrell's letter to the editor of Jan. 1, I say please leave Maryland ASAP. He indicated that he and his wife were federal government retirees and that he is puzzled why Maryland taxes his retirement income. In one short reply: because it is income, you dolt. As a former federal government employee, Mr. Harrell and his wife are used to feeding at the public trough. Now that they are retired, they don't like being treated like the common folk. Too bad, and get used to it.
Martin A. Silvert, Baltimore