Cut taxes and all's well in Charm City?

March 18, 2011|By Marta H. Mossburg

Sun columnist Marta Mossburg, relatively new to Maryland, has a solution for all of our problems ("Baltimore: the view from 2021," March 16). Cut taxes and all will be well. Sure, the taxes in Baltimore are high. Baltimore is the home of many non-profits that don't pay property taxes. They are institutions that benefit the whole state. How do you solve that problem?

Texas and Florida don't have income taxes and have far greater financial problems than Maryland. Maryland is number one in education while Florida and Texas are near the bottom. Maryland is in the top three in terms of income.

Come on, Marta, stop whining. There are better solutions than cutting taxes and firing teachers.

Larry Kamanitz, Baltimore

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