Charles County, Md., voters seek recourse after commissioners break anti-tax pledge

July 24, 2015

When Ken Robinson ran in 2010 to be a commissioner in Charles County, Maryland, he told the local Realtors’ lobby in writing that he wouldn’t raise real estate taxes that can increase the purchase price of a home.

“We need to make it easier for qualified individuals to be able to buy into the American dream of homeownership,” he wrote in answers to a questionnaire from the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors (SMAR). “Increases in transfer taxes, recordation stamp taxes, excise taxes, or impact fees are market entry barriers.”

  • Dave In Arizona

    See what happens when Democrats (liberals / progressives) make a promise?

  • Wolfman

    Hey Ken! the voters read your lips…now I guess it’s your turn to read their finger!!!

  • KentS

    Get rid of them…one way or the other.

  • Richard Schwartz

    County has been democratized by the jackass. You can always count on your local friendly dem. Did he kiss everyone yet.

  • grama18

    Jerks ! They will say anything to be — elected –. BUT keep close tabs on what they do.


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