You don’t have to be a millionaire to agree with Bobby Zirkin
A Message From Bobby
Dear Friends, It is my honor to serve you in the Maryland State Senate. I would encourage you to contact my legislative office with issues or ideas for the Legislative Session. We welcome anyone to come visit us in Annapolis. In the meantime, please use this website as a... Click here to read more.
Adam Fauer, Letter to the Editor, The Baltimore Sun
I am writing to you as a supporter of Bobby Zirkin and to dispute the Dan Rodricks’ column “Maybe Bobby Zirkin should be a Republican” (March 20). I disagree for numerous reasons. The discrepancies begin with the subtitle, which mentions the “millionaire’s tax.” When does an income above $500,000 make someone a millionaire? I feel that this subtitle was a ploy to intrigue interest in the article, even though that statement is obviously false. Yet, this is the least of my issues.
Has Dan ever heard of a conservative Democrat or a liberal Republican? An individual’s viewpoint on taxes should not be determined based upon the political party that individuals associate. I am a Republican, and my mother is a Democrat, yet we both strongly agree with Senator Zirkin’s view of the new tax legislation. Somehow a Republican and a Democrat can agree.
Mr. Rodricks also asked, “who knew Bobby Zirkin was such a defender of millionaires?” But this issue is not a millionaire vs. non-millionaire issue. This is an issue of principle. I am not a millionaire, and I do not earn nearly $500,000, but I completely agree with Mr. Zirkin’s stance on this issue. It is unfair to single out a specific income bracket and make them more responsible for our state’s pitfalls, for its deficit. We should all bear the responsibility for rectifying the problem together in a fair manner. It seems unfair to hold 40,000 people more responsible than the millions within our state.
Bobby Zirkin is a hard working, ethical politician, among many other notable characteristics. He fights for all of his constituents, equally, which is not an easy feat. If it were up to me, I would award Bobby the “legislator of the year,” and I am not a doctor, I am not his brother, and I am not a millionaire.