This is not what I was going to write today – not until I realized that my snacking was endangered.
It’s pretty bad when you’re a former NFL quarterback and the first time I ever hear your name is when you threaten to tax my pork rinds. Or my potato chips or pretzels.
But, such is the case with Maryland’s Democratic Delegate Jay Walker from the 26th District in Prince George’s County.
A little history, first:
Believe it or not, Walker was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 7th round of the 1994 draft and eventually played two years for the Minnesota Vikings (1996-1997.) Well, actually, he played in a total of three games over those two years in which he threw 2 passes.
Born in California 43 years ago, Walker moved to MD following his NFL “career” and eventually got elected to the House of Delegates in 2007…where, apparently, he has staked out the claim and the cause of taxing our snack foods as his reason for living.
(Yeah, That’s right…I Used to be a quarterback. What do you mean you’ve never heard of me?!)
Give me a break, Mr. NFL Quarterback. Good Lord, we should at least be free to eat lousy, bad-for-us food tax-free.
I came across this “snack tax” information this morning, courtesy of the good folks at Maryland Legislative Watch, in which MLW states that Walker wants to add snack taxes to the following items:
•Potato chips and sticks
•Cheese puffs and curls
•Extruded pretzels and chips
With many thanks to Maryland Legislative Watch for pointing out this travesty( http://www.marylandlegislativewatch.com/2015-hb-964-proposes-to-add-a-snack-tax/ ), I have to ask:
Is nothing sacred? Not even my pork rinds?
I guess not, not while the Maryland Legislature is in session.
And, certainly not when you have the Delegate Jay Walkers of the world attempting to lead a 4th quarter drive to continue taxing us into oblivion and beyond…
What part of no more new taxes for any reason is so hard for this idiot to grasp?
So, in closing, might I suggest that everyone contact the House Ways and Means Committee at the email provided in the above linked site, so we make sure Walker’s “Snack Tax” bill goes the way of his NFL career: Quickly, quietly, and without notice.
Oh, and for the record, I don’t even like pork rinds. It’s the principle of the matter.