For Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, uniform lower corporate taxes would be a “giveaway,” while the current set-up — super-high rates combined with negotiated side deals for favored businesses — is *not* a giveaway. Mark Newgent explains:
Subsidies and other taxpayer-funded goodies are what allow our public rulers the power to pick winners and losers, and reward politically reliable corporate partners. Politicians like Anthony Brown aren’t in the habit of giving up power.
Newgent provides this table at Red Maryland, based on numbers from Good Jobs First: