No one loves a good quote more than a reporter on deadline.
Today's offering comes from Republican Del. Sue Aumann, who is not a fan of Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed increases to the so-called flush tax.
"The more you poo, the more it will cost you," Aumann said with a straight face.
O'Malley outlined the need for the increases in his budget and his State of the State address today.
The plan calls for a doubling of the surcharge which currently runs the average household about $2.50 per month. The governor said he'd like to move from a flat-fee to one based on usage.
Aumann said it's a tax Maryland residents will have a hard time escaping.
"What are you going to do, go to the mall to poo?" she said.