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Re: How much more blood can they suck?
As most of you are probably aware, I am in favour of sliding scale tax systems that distribute the pain of taxation more fairly. Simply put, those who have a LOT more should pay more because it matters less to them - what they have left is still more than what most ever have.
Having said that, setting the bar requires a lot more thought than these Maryland pols seem to have put into it. A family that allocates their entertainment and vacation money to a 30' sailboat ain't rich.
If they want to put a luxury tax on 100 footers, G5's, 12,000 sq. ft. houses, cars over $100 or $200K and so forth, that's one thing but taxing ordinary peoples choices as if they are super rich is just plain ignorance of reality.
Keeping a riding horse costs as much as a 30 footer but I'll bet the horse owner is a lot more likely to get some kind of "farmer" tax deduction than a luxury tax added.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.