'...a tax on rain?' [Letter]


Maryland lawmakers are wringing a tax from the rain that falls from our roofs.

It won't be long before Governor O'Malley and the General Assembly will come up with a way to tax the rain that falls from our umbrellas. They can use the same criteria that they use for the roofs and the driveways. I can visualize the Maryland Raindrop Constables with their official measuring tape, running after us, assessing all parasols, umbrellas and large golf umbrellas! We will have to cut down on the size of the 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


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