Taxes, taxes, and more taxes for the Maryland residents to pay is the only solution The Sun seems to endorse. Now The Sun is attacking Internet purchasing ("The digital divide," June 26) because on-line retailers do not charge sales taxes to customers unless there is a retail outlet in the state where the buyer is located. Earth to spaceship Sun: Maryland residents (liberals and conservatives) love not paying sales taxes for Internet purchases.
If you think the current public backlash against giving illegal aliens a tuition break is big news, just wait to see what happens should the sales tax-free status of Internet purchasing be eliminated. I dare the Maryland legislature to pass and the governor to sign a bill that would eliminate this benefit. The Republicans would probably say to this dare, please "make our day."