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Rick Perry Picks on Maryland, Truck vs. Trees, Burglar Leaves Calling Card: Top MD News

Do you know the name of the Maryland town ranked No. 1 for young families? 'Dark Horse' bows out and other stories from Maryland today.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the media outside the Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda, where he was meeting on Sept. 18, 2013, with Maryland business owners to convince them to move to the Lone Star State. Capital News Service photo by Joshua Axelrod.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the media outside the Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda, where he was meeting on Sept. 18, 2013, with Maryland business owners to convince them to move to the Lone Star State. Capital News Service photo by Joshua Axelrod.
Here are the top stories you're reading today in Maryland:

Study: Eldersburg Ranks 1st in Maryland For Young Families

Dark Horse Closing, Reopening as Oyster House

Remembering Disastrous Hurricane Isabel: 10 Years Later

Purple Line Presents Noise, Pedestrian Crossing Concerns in Chevy Chase

Serial Burglar Leaves Court Documents at Scene of Crime

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Courts Maryland Businesses, Defends Meeting with Gun Manufacturer

O'Malley, Perry Spar Over Job Creation

SPEAK OUT: Share Thoughts on Health Care Reform

Child With Lighter Sparks House Fire in Severn

What Should Happen to the Old Thistle Mill Site?

Police Officer Celebrates ‘Second Chance’ After Near-Death Experiences

Truck Launches off Centennial Lane, Crashes into Trees

Suspects Wield Machete, Handgun During Armed Robbery
Just a guy September 20, 2013 at 04:43 PM
MD is happy it's next to DC, so is Virginia, and West Virginia. And that hasn't changed in 50 years. What has changed, is the amount of taxes the really rich people pay. (Example) In 1959 the effective tax rate, (the % they actually paid) of the 400 highest income household in the US, and by extension MD, was 54%. We had the most robust economy in the world, a growing middle class, the gap between the richest and the poorest wasn't a giant chasm, we did great things, sent men to the moon, and flat killed communism. Today, the effective rate for the very wealthy is 14%. The middle class is fading away, the top 5% control 90% of the wealth. It isn't the poor people that are screwing you and me... But hey, tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts.
Anthony Lopes September 21, 2013 at 12:48 AM
The Harford county council has voted on charging a 10% tax on our kids coins at chuck e cheese. This is sad yet no one wants to talk about that. Rain tax, flush tax, whats next i have to pay a penny for every breath i take.
Anthony Lopes September 21, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Well i won't be taking my kid to chuck e cheese any longer. There are other things to do that are tax free and just plain free.
Just a guy September 21, 2013 at 07:54 AM
Again, see my post above. IMO, it's not more taxes that are the root of the problem. It's WHO they are taxing... Companies complain and moan about a 35% corporate rate, but NONE of them actually pay that... Just like NOBODY pays the top federal rate of 37.5%. Loopholes, loopholes and more tax breaks...
Just a guy September 21, 2013 at 08:05 AM
And I bet someone is going to jump in and say, no it's a spending problem. Well, the facts don't support that. Yea, I know, those darn facts keep getting in the way. Government spending as a % of GDP is declining. Even compared to the glorious 50"s.

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