September 18, 2011
It is no secret the Maryland Senate is considering a batch of new taxes, including a gasoline tax. But how can a group of highly educated people think it's a good idea to raise any kind of tax at a time when the economy is in the tank, unemployment is skyrocketing and more Americans than ever are living in poverty? I just don't get it. Our state's leaders must understand that Marylanders are being squeezed to death. The well has dried up. Sure, we've heard politicians say tough decisions have to be made during times like these.
July 7, 2011
My suggestion to the Government Accountability Office and the president is to give the citizens of this great nation a venue to buy back our national debt and hold it in perpetuity, never to be used as collateral on a national mortgage again. If the president and the GAO will tell us, the citizenry, the account number and an address to send the money to, those of us who are willing and able can put our money where the problem is. Since Congress is so involved in political wrangling in the midst of a crisis, we shouldn't involve them.
April 14, 2011
LUTZ, Fla. — Jim Thorpe hoped maybe he could just sneak onto the golf course. Show up at daybreak, toss the clubs onto a cart and head out to the tee. "Just kind of wave to everybody," Thorpe said with a laugh. Didn't work. Before the anxious Champions Tour pro could unload his trunk Tuesday at the TPC Tampa Bay, Hal Sutton drove in and pulled into his assigned spot next to Thorpe's. Welcome back, Thorpey. You didn't really think you would go unnoticed for long, did you?
January 13, 2011
Champions Tour golfer Jim Thorpe, imprisoned since April for failing to pay income taxes, has told a friend he's on track for an early release later this month. Barring complications, Mike Lewis said Wednesday, Thorpe is scheduled for a Jan. 26 release from the minimum-security Federal Prison Camp located at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. Thorpe's first stop would be an Orlando-area halfway house, then home sentencing while he works at a local golf course.
April 15, 2010
It is tax time, and the political season is starting, and the same old refrain is heard: Cut my taxes. But no one ever says, "cut my program." No, they all want to cut their taxes but my program. Everybody thinks their program is the important one, and my programs are "waste" and pork barrel spending. I might pay a little more attention if one of them would start yelling, "I think this is important but to save money we should cut it"! Then I might actually listen to them. Bob Reuter, Baltimore
April 15, 2010
"When I find a man who is not willing to bear his share of the burdens of the government which protects him, I find a man who is unworthy to enjoy the blessings of a government like ours." — William Jennings Bryan April 15 has come far too quickly for many Americans. Especially as we recover from a deep recession, tax time is a pain. However, this year, thanks to President Barack Obama and Congress, things will be just a little easier for millions of middle-class Marylanders.