I was born in Baltimore County, raised in Prince George's County, attended public schools in Prince George's, matriculated from the University of Maryland College Park, and received an MBA from Mount Saint Mary's College. I have worked my entire career, approaching 30 years, within the state, dutifully paying my share of state income and personal property taxes.
And while some would tell me I am in the "1 percent," I know that I am only in that rarefied air as long as I am working. I have no pension to speak of, having had it terminated by my employer. All I have is my savings — savings based on sacrifices made by me and my family over my lifetime. And it occurs to me that I sacrifice and save to ensure a secure financial future for me and my wife. And yes, I feel entitled to pass something down to my children.