If the problem is lost condo taxes, the solution is to cut spending

May 01, 2012

I cannot understand what passes through the minds of people at The Sun when it comes to taxes and government spending. A recent front page headline declared that "Millions slip away from city as condo values set too low" (April 29). But how can a condo that was never sold owe "full taxes" even though it is not a significant drain on government resources?

There is no trash, mail, sewer, education or medical demands from a unit that has never had an owner beyond the builder, and for which basic fire and police service needs are also minimal.

The Sun is pushing for more state and local taxes but does not seem to consider the possibility that spending can be cut.

Steven Sass, Baltimore

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