The Washington Times - May 15, 2011, 03:00PM

“It sounds like a lot of the stuff they want to do doesn’t apply to me, but people who enjoy some of those things will be hurt by it.”

— Rob van der Eijk, sales representative, Northwest

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“The way the economy is right now, the last thing we need is new taxes. The city is bringing in quite a few businesses I believe can offset these 13 new taxes.”

— David Johnson, site manager, Fort Washington

“I have mixed feelings. I’m not anti-tax, but there seems to me there might be some inefficiencies. If he proposed taxes with a counterproposal, then I would buy it.”

— Renee Pietrangelo, CEO of a nonprofit, Northwest

“I don’t live here, but I come here for leisure. It’s great we’re assessing what we can do to get started closing the budget. But 13 new taxes — that’s a bit much.”

— Jean Smith, information technologist, Upper Marlboro