Letter: Gas tax a 'bad deal' for Maryland families, job creators

November 15, 2011

Former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland released the following statement this afternoon about Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed gas tax increase:

In 2010, I spoke openly about the reckless prospect of raising gasoline taxes here in Maryland. Unfortunately, our representatives in Annapolis failed to listen, and have embarked upon a path to raising the gas tax here in Maryland.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a gas tax hike is a bad deal for Maryland families and job creators. In the middle of one of the worst recessions in American history, tax hikes are far from a solution — they are a problem.

I am hopeful that the folks in Annapolis will walk back this proposal and start talking about ways to strengthen Maryland families.

Brendan Madigan

Sparks

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