Drivers Honk Horns At Statehouse To Protest Taxes

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Some Maryland residents are honking out in protest of tax proposals.

About 10 people drove around the circular road around the Maryland State House on Thursday. They honked their horns repeatedly as lawmakers in the House of Delegates were debating the state budget.

Carl Garrett, of Millersville, was pulled over by a Department of General Services police officer. He received a $60 ticket for using his horn in a non-emergency situation.

Garrett says Maryland lawmakers should be balancing the budget with the money the state has, instead of raising taxes.

Some drivers taped signs to their vehicles. One read “Taxed Enough Already.”

Lawmakers are considering a variety of taxes this year, including an increase in income taxes.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. meeeeeeeeeeeeee says:

    A variety of taxes… more like a political cornucopia of extra money to ensure their guaranteed living wage raise… So if you make that much and get a 5% raise annually to keep up with the inflation standard then the rich can keep rich while finding ways to not pay the employees a living wage increase… No wonder this state is going up in smoke.

  2. The grump says:

    Carl Garrett, of Millersville, was pulled over by a Department of General Services police officer. Not a State Police officer, not a County Police officer, not even a Town Police officer, but a General Services Police officer. What the heck is a “General Services” police officer, anyway ? What “general service” does the officer provide (other than protecting certain State officials from embarassment) ? I guess THAT is a “general service” – just not a very good one.

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