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Aumann Pooh-Poohs O'Malley Flush Tax Increase

We like good quotes here at Insider Politics and here's the catch of the day.

No one loves a good quote more than a reporter on deadline.

Today's offering comes from Republican Del. Sue Aumann, who is not a fan of Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed increases to the so-called flush tax.

"The more you poo, the more it will cost you," Aumann said with a straight face.

O'Malley outlined the need for the increases in his budget and his State of the State address today.

The plan calls for a doubling of the surcharge which currently runs the average household about $2.50 per month. The governor said he'd like to move from a flat-fee to one based on usage.

Aumann said it's a tax Maryland residents will have a hard time escaping.

"What are you going to do, go to the mall to poo?" she said.

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Tim February 02, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Should've happened in 2010.
Damien Gibbons February 02, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Maybe he could sue A.A. Milne's estate for lost revenue over the years they've been using the word Pooh without paying a surcharge...
Buck Harmon February 03, 2012 at 12:35 AM
I always used to think of Pooh and honey......another childhood memory tainted...
tom February 06, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Sadly, the governor seems to think the solution to all our woes is to increase taxes. At some point our state and counties need to get spending under control. I could condone additional taxes on a temporary basis if they are used to get us out of a financial mess, but there should be a period when they expire and would have to be renewed, rather than go on for eternity. When a family has financial woes they trade in the Cadillac for a Ford or Chevy. The government just raises taxes and keeps buying Cadillacs.
withavengeance February 09, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Amen, tom, amen.

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