"The Ronan Report" provides insight about the activities at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland, Maryland, and about the changes taking place in healthcare today from a CEO's perspective.

Monday, January 30, 2012

We're Almost #1

The State of Maryland is 9th from the bottom in tax friendliness out of the 50 states.  Yet, knowing this statistic, the State, through the Governor and the General Assembly, is proposing and discussing additional taxes to include a sales tax increase, a tax on personal services, an increase to the state income tax, an increase in the gasoline tax, a personal exemption elimination, a reduction in the mortgage deduction and a tax Internet downloads such as music, books, videos, etc.   Wow!  How do you get them to understand that they can reduce spending by eliminating patronage positions such as the assistant to the assistant of whatever for the State of Maryland, relaxing business regulation and virtually balancing the budget by taxing SAFE drilling for natural gas in Maryland?

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