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MD Considers Tripling ‘Toilet Flushing Tax’

From the Annapolis, MD, Capital-Gazette:

Task force considering ‘flush fee’ increase

By PAMELA WOOD, Staff Writer
Published 10/26/11

The state may double or even triple the "flush fee" over the next several years.

In order to make massive pollution cuts required under the federal government’s Chesapeake Bay pollution diet, more money needs to be raised for modernizing sewage plants, upgrading septic systems and fixing stormwater problems.

And a state task force is moving toward recommending the flush fee increase to make those cuts.

So this is being brought about by federal regulations.

The flush fee, or Bay Restoration Fund, amounts to $30 per year for homeowners, usually paid through quarterly water and sewer bills.

The task force, which has been meeting since spring, might raise the fee to $60 in 2013 and $90 in 2015

And people are up in arms over Bank Of America’s $5 a month ($60 a year) ATM fees? A cost that was previously embedded in their ‘swipe fees.’

The task force was set up by Gov. Martin O’Malley to figure out how to deal with the thorny issue of sprawling development on septic systems, which contribute pollution to the bay…

Needless to say, Mr. O’Malley is a Democrat. (Of the very worst kind, in fact.)

The task force, which is led by state Del. Maggie McIntosh, D-Baltimore, will meet at least two more times before the end of the year.

And the task force is headed by a Democrat.

No wonder their solution was to simply triple the fees (taxes). That is their answer to everything

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 27th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “MD Considers Tripling ‘Toilet Flushing Tax’”

  1. Astravogel says:

    Sounds like a crappy idea to me.
    Just use the public parks…

    • River0 says:

      These stories are good. Because at some point Americans will figure out that government is top-heavy with bureaucrats earning $200,000 + annual salaries and funding golden parachute retirements. And they will notice that Democrats exist to expand those ranks.

      At that point our fellow citizens who can still think will embrace the Tea Party.

      Apparently these citizens haven’t had enough face-time in the excrement of corruption, because they are blaming the Tea Party for many of the nation’s problems.

      Awakening a nation is a long and drawn-out process.

  2. canary says:

    I pay 17 dollars a week to pay for volunteers to look for trash floating in wetlands (all sizes) according to the EPA. Our utility company spent thousands on a flower garden this year and it died from lack of water. No one wants to visit it anyways, because they don’t cut the grass so the snakes and skunks show up on the paths.

  3. JohnMG says:

    If they actually carry this off will they be “flush” with success? Will the piblic wind up being hit with another “(s)wipe” fee? I’m sure the task force has “plumbed” the depths of possible solutions.

    Or will their efforts fail and will the state be “plunged” into chaos?

  4. wirenut says:

    I smell “something” from all democrat’s. It’s what they leave “behind” that reeks! The only way to get rid of this type of human particulate, is to call,,,,,, that’s right folks! “Joe” the Plumber. That’s you and me. Time to put an end to this endless defecation upon our freedoms.

  5. sticks says:

    “(if you drive a car;)-I’ll tax the street
    (if you try to sit;)-I’ll tax your seat
    (if you get too cold;)-I’ll tax the heat
    (if you take a walk;)-I’ll tax your feet…” The Beatles.
    Never were truer words written about big government.

  6. wirenut says:

    Due to new govern-mental regulations; All toilets shall now be retrofitted with stirrups, and/or, a saddlehorn.
    Also, air-bags in all showers for showerheads that exceed one (1) gallon per hour. Mandatory! Paper product dispensers which are in a ten (10) foot proximity to the afore mentioned devices, are subject to further regulations.
    That will be all for now, and you “WILL” like it.

  7. sticks says:

    The school I go to has extra fancy superpooper toilenators that roar and flush a hundred miles an hour. The only problem is that their all talk and no action, three teaspoons of water simply doesn’t do the job and by 9:00 am they are really nasty. Taxpayers already pay too much for these horrid contraptions, now watch them start charging us to use them. The toilet paper is so thin you can see through it so it takes half a roll to do the job, the recycled paper towls leave your hands feeling sticky rather than dry. the new high tech blow dryers still take 5 minutes to dry you hands, but you don’t have the time so you walk away with wet hands.
    Liberalism, making life better every day in every way….la la la la la la la (have to take my meds now.)

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