A Baltimore mayoral candidate has proposed to mitigate that city's crime problem--evidently its murder rate is right up there with Detroit's and the District of Columbia--by taxing bullets at $1 apiece. Because obviously, there isn't a transit system that will take people to gun dealers in Linthicum or anything like that. It certaily won't be for less than two bucks--with nobody on the train to check whether you even bothered to buy a ticket--or anything like that. And certainly it's not like getting the materials for mayhem would be a nice trip away from the bums that infest Baltimore itself.
Except, of course, that this is exactly the case. That said, in defence of Mr. Rolley, he is not the most clueless politician within an hour of Baltimore. That title would, of course, belong to the guy who thinks the way to solve a budget crisis is to take a vacation on Martha's Vineyard, and who apparently defines leadership as not proposing a solution to difficult problems.
No, it's not like the media covering up for the ambitions of a man with no resume and numerous radical associations did the country any harm. Except, of course, that this is exactly the case.
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