[Warning 100% non-military justice, non-law related post]

It occurs to me that this winter the Mid-Atlantic states can count on exactly two things, more snow and more taxes.  Here’s my conundrum.  Howard County, Maryland has the highest local tax in a state ranked 4th nationally in highest overall tax burden.   If I can count on more taxes than why is it that I was stuck in my neighborhood for 3 days after this snowfall and had not seen a snow plow on my road?  Ok, maybe it was the storm of the century here and 32 inches of snow is a lot no matter where you are from, so I’ll cut the hard working plowman some slack . . . so, at least I’m not on a mountain pass north of Kabul or the Chief of the Sri Lankan Army (warning, slightly military justice related).

4 Responses to “Weather and Taxes”

  1. Ama Goste says:

    The grass is greener in Virginia.

  2. John O'Connor says:


    I don’t know. My dog has been lamenting the absence of green grass in Virginia.

  3. MJW1 says:

    B/c taxes never fully benefit those who pay them.

  4. Cloudesley Shovell says:

    What? You mean to say that there may exist an agency dilemma when it comes to taxation and government? Who woulda thunk it?

    Next you’re going to tell me that a 3% excise tax originally imposed to fund the Spanish-American War stuck around for over 100 years, until it was finally ridiculed out of existence in 2006. Something so absurd could never actually happen! Right?

    A more sober and cynical person might say, “Silly taxpayer, taxes benefit politicians, not you! Now get back to work, someone has to pay for all those Gulfstreams Congress ordered the USAF to buy so it could shuttle around members of Congress.”