So where will the money come from? The state refers to "local sources," which is a thinly disguised euphemism for "Baltimore Taxpayers." And since Baltimore City has $0 allocated for the Red Line, the only way to raise it is with a substantial property tax increase. What hurts worse is that 95 percent of the Baltimoreans paying the tax will never ride the Red Line. While Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks of growing our population, a Red Line tax will be the fastest way to carry middle and upper income families out of the city. And this is for a rail line that even its supports admit has many flaws and shortcomings. It's time for our politicians to come clean and come to their senses.