But Mr. Kasemeyer makes an interesting point. Might Maryland attract more business investment with a lower tax rate? Frankly, we are skeptical. The choice to raise the tax rate hasn't markedly changed investment decisions of the past several years as far as we can tell, and — as we've noted often in the past — such choices are driven by a multitude of factors, small differences in corporate tax rates not necessarily being high on the list. Moreover, a tax cut for business would be tough for Maryland consumers to take at a time when they may be asked to pay higher gas taxes.