What More Should I Add To My Student Council Speech?

I have lots of passion and deeply want this position
Hi I am ———- and I want to be your 2nd Vice President for the 2008-2009 school year. A few months ago I watched some the best student leaders in Maryland go on to be an officer of the Maryland Association of student council. To be completely honest I was jealous. So what did I do? I marched up to my hotel room laid down on my bed and wrote the speech I am reading to you right now.
One of the main elements of Student Council is to have a voice to legislators. I attend our legislation day this year. I was amazed by how much they truly want to hear our voice. Unfortunately Its to my understanding that we visit Annapolis once maybe twice a year. That is not enough. We have amazing ideas lets excel those ideas.
Baltimore County has over 109,000 students. The 400 students in this room represent those 109,000 students. You and I have to listen extremely closly to those kids. After all we represent them.

Does Maryland’s Experience Prove Once More That Taxing “the Rich” Is A Loser And That Incentives Matter?

Not that we needed any more proof, but I thought this was nice. From the Wall Street Journal.
Millionaires Go Missing
Maryland’s fleeced taxpayers fight back.
Here’s a two-minute drill in soak-the-rich economics:
Maryland couldn’t balance its budget last year, so the state tried to close the shortfall by fleecing the wealthy. Politicians in Annapolis created a millionaire tax bracket, raising the top marginal income-tax rate to 6.25%. And because cities such as Baltimore and Bethesda also impose income taxes, the state-local tax rate can go as high as 9.45%. Governor Martin O’Malley, a dedicated class warrior, declared that these richest 0.3% of filers were “willing and able to pay their fair share.” The Baltimore Sun predicted the rich would “grin and bear it.”
One year later, nobody’s grinning. One-third of the millionaires have disappeared from Maryland tax rolls. In 2008 roughly 3,000 million-dollar income tax returns were filed by the end of April. This year there were 2,000, which the state comptroller’s office concedes is a “substantial decline.” On those missing returns, the government collects 6.25% of nothing. Instead of the state coffers gaining the extra $106 million the politicians predicted, millionaires paid $100 million less in taxes than they did last year — even at higher rates.
No doubt the majority of that loss in millionaire filings results from the recession. However, this is one reason that depending on the rich to finance government is so ill-advised: Progressive tax rates create mountains of cash during good times that vanish during recessions. For evidence, consult California, New York and New Jersey (see here).
The Maryland state revenue office says it’s “way too early” to tell how many millionaires moved out of the state when the tax rates rose. But no one disputes that some rich filers did leave. It’s easier than the redistributionists think. Christopher Summers, president of the Maryland Public Policy Institute, notes: “Marylanders with high incomes typically own second homes in tax friendlier states like Florida, Delaware, South Carolina and Virginia. So it’s easy for them to change their residency.”
All of this means that the burden of paying for bloated government in Annapolis will fall on the middle class. Thanks to the futility of soaking the rich, these working families will now pay Mr. O’Malley’s “fair share.”