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O'Malley, Annapolis To Continue Being Disingenuous

October 17, 2011 J

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Governor O’Malley is considering a 15 cent increase to the Maryland gasoline tax and coincidentally on the same day the Baltimore Sun’s Editorial Board endorses raising the gas tax.

It is simply disingenuous to argue that revenues have not kept up with the needs of Maryland’s infrastructure concerning transportation needs.

With nearly a billion dollars being stolen out of the Transportation Trust Fund over the years it is no wonder that there is another call for increased taxes.

Governor O’Malley and the Legislature must argue that Marylanders should pay twice for transportation projects today that taxpayers paid for yesterday.

If a contractor took your original payment for materials and services and proceeded to spend it on something else would you pay him a second time?

That’s a tough sell for Governor O’Malley and Annapolis, especially when a Gonzales poll showed 77% of Marylander’s opposing just a 10 cents increase to the gasoline tax.

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