I have lived in the state of Maryland my entire life. I was born and raised in the suburbs near Washington, D.C. and attended college in western Maryland. Now that I have recently received my college diploma, I plan on fleeing to the neighboring and lower-tax state of Virginia as soon as possible. There are plenty of great things about Maryland (see: world famous crabs and the beautiful mountains of western Maryland), but the high taxes are not one of them. It’s time for me to pack up and leave my spendthrift home state.