4/13/2013

Trickle-Down Subjugation: Maryland Residents Drenched with Tax on Rainfall

Posted by Brian

EPA Mandates Cow Spineless State Reps Into Taxing Rainfall
  
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street 
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat 
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat 
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet  

Now my advice for those who die 
Declare the pennies on your eyes 
'Cause I'm the taxman 
Yeah, I'm the taxman  
And you're working for no one but me   
George Harrison - Taxman 

Just when you thought that the government couldn't get any more intrusive into the everyday lives of Americans, comes the news that the Governor of Maryland has signed a bill imposing a tax on the amount of rain that falls on your home.  You read that right.  Maryland's residents are now responsible for the amount of water that nature drops on their property. 

The new tax is the reaction of the state to a mandate by the Environmental Protection Agency's arbitrary 2017 deadline to cleanup the Cheseapeake Bay estuary or face a stiff $14.8B fine.  This is exactly the kind of legislation you see when you have a federal agency, staffed with enviro-Marxists, which has been unconstitutionally delegated dictatorial power to write laws and impose fines on virtually everyone, from state governments, to businesses, to private citizens.  EPA regulations cost 5% of the U.S. gross domestic product, or more than defense and Homeland security combined.

God forbid there is another hurricane along the Eastern seaboard.  With taxes expected to average about $100/yr for normal annual rainfall, what is going to be the tax impact on Maryland's citizens when the state is hit by the inevitable Nor'easter or some other so-called "superstorm".  Maryland citizens could be whacked on all sides - home repairs/rebuilding, cleanup of debris, and oh yeah, a huge tax bill for the extra multiple feet of water which destroyed their property in the first place.

Even George Harrison didn't see rainfall as one of the lengths the government is willing to go to, to confiscate wealth and subjugate its people.

Thomas Jefferson said "All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."  The people of Maryland should be screaming at the top of their lungs at this outrage!
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