Now we're paying for the Glendening tax cut

March 12, 2012

Years ago, I remember thinking that former Gov. Parris Glendenning was wrong to cut taxes because the surplus wasn't really there to sustain our state into the future. Pay now or pay later, but it always costs more to play catch-up by paying later.

It turns we should not have cut taxes after all. In the best-case scenario it only costs more money, while in the worst case bridges collapse, cars are damaged on poorly maintained roads and health care, education and environmental protection are all underfunded. That not the way to save money.

Jack Boak, Baltimore

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