Lafferty's attack was a cheap shot. Like others, I am glad that Councilman Marks is standing up for Baltimore County residents who have endured tax after tax from nearly every level of government. The state legislature (run by Del. Lafferty's political party) has increased electricity taxes, gasoline taxes, titling taxes on cars, sales taxes — some 37 times during Lafferty's silent tenure. These taxes and disguised fees burden nearly every household in this state. Meanwhile, the "rain tax," as irresponsible as any other tax, was allowed to proceed unanswered. Councilman Marks is doing Lafferty's job. Councilman Marks is asking questions and looking to explore alternatives.This begs the question, which politician works for the people?