How do Gov. O'Malley's tax increases make Md. a model for growing the middle class?

Gov. Martin O'Malley argues that Maryland has become a national model for growing the middle class ("O'Malley touts state economy in address on middle class," May 30).

Say what?

Could I have some of that Kool-Aid, sir?

Governor how does putting such a heavy tax burden on the citizens of Maryland — 40 tax and fee increases in seven-plus years — help the middle class?

Your policies are crushing the middle class, sir. Come down from your high horse and see what life is really like in Maryland.

John Jackson, Baltimore