Just in case you missed it, but I don’t know how that could be with everyone buzzing about the Wall Street Journal‘s editorial today—Maryland’s Son of Obama!
Here is how the WSJ begins (hat tip to the many who sent it):
Most states have improved their financial condition coming out of the recession and so new taxes are generally off the table this year. Then there’s Maryland. Here’s another case of a failed tax increase on “millionaires.”
Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley has acknowledged another $1.1 billion deficit for 2013 thanks to a $35.9 billion budget with about $400 million for new school construction, roads and transit. To close the budget gap and help plug a $16 billion unfunded liability in public-employee pensions, Mr. O’Malley is seeking to raise $180 million by reducing income-tax deductions and exemptions for those earning more than $100,000. This is Maryland’s new definition of “rich.”
You’ll also be happy to know that Mr. O’Malley is expected to run for President in 2016.
Read it all here.