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Life April 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Thank you Gary. I wish there were more reasonable people like you. I'm repulsed by theRead More increasingly "gimme" mentality of Americans. The post World War II generation took nothing for granted and everyone took personal responsibility for their livelihood. Sadly, that's not true today. And today's kids are growing up with parents (and a society) that perpetuates the "what's in it for me?" mentality. Incidentally, while I have been working my business for the past 6 years, my neighbor across the street was without a job for 2 years. While collecting unemployment, he filled his wall with video games, drank everyday, smoked, tattood his arms, and just sat in his livingroom playing video games. This is an able bodied, 36 year old man with 3 kids. Well, I have 3 kids too, and a mortgage, utilities, healthcare bills, etc. you name it (and that's not including the business expenses). And guess what I paid in self-employment taxes? HALF of my income!! So while I'm working 60 hours a week, he's sitting on his ass. And in the end, I have to fund his living expenses through exorbitant taxes. I never again want to hear anyone say the rich is not fair to the poor. I am by no means rich. But if I ever become rich under this system (which is unfair to ME) then I damn well deserve to get where I am. At that point, I will gladly be generous to the poor, but not the lazy poor. "If a man (able bodied) shall not work, neither shall he eat" I appreciate what my husband said once "Even if I have to scrub toilets, I will never choose not to work"
Life April 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm
I agree with MG42. POTUS is set for life. Former Presidents rake in millions long after they'veRead More served. How do you know the CEO's of private companies aren't giving much of their income away? But it sounds like Fran wants to take it away by force.
CeeCee April 18, 2014 at 03:43 pm
PEOPLE...there are 300,000 people in our neighboring state who still can't drink their water as theRead More result of a CEO "sitting on his ass" making arbitrary decisions or ignoring obligations to the community and regarding all of US as nothing more than collateral damage. And paying taxes? LOL, as if. There was a time in this country (1950s-60s) when small businesses didn't make their owners rich, but fulfilled and happy; and big businesses paid taxes and their CEOs made only 30 times more than the average salary of the company employees. CEOs can have a great idea 24/7/365 but very few are responsible for bringing it to fruition ALL BY THEMSELVES! Businesses were set up to be economic entities beholden to the communities they operate in and serve. Instead wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony--the seven deadly sins--which are also exhibited in some of the comments above and sure to follow--have turned our country as well as our planet into a trash heap making US scavengers, ruthless, destitute, vile and/or sad.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:16 am
With prices rising in all industries, I call it the disease of liberal Democrats! And it is theRead More disease that will wipe out civilization!
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
A McDonald's franchise operator has agreed to pay more than $250,000 to workers in the Baltimore and Annapolis areas. File|Patch
George DePew April 9, 2014 at 10:12 am
As a former employee of a McDonalds , it is about time they started doing some thing those were notRead More the only ones that do this .
George DePew April 9, 2014 at 10:15 am
They need to investigate the McDonalds stores in Glen Burnie and other places!
Pam Hamburg April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
For once the government does something good for a change!
Arne Sorenson, CEO of Bethesda-based Marriott International. File|Patch
Maryellen Brady April 4, 2014 at 08:59 am
Hearing some good things about Heather. Going to take a look but Gansler seems to be running strongRead More and of course Brown's Ads are good.
Bob Bobbers April 4, 2014 at 09:26 am
LT Governors usually don't far well in Maryland. That leaves us with Gansler. He strikes me as justRead More another corrupt politician who is only interested in himself.
MoCoRes April 4, 2014 at 11:45 am
Yes, Maryland arguably has good schools and jobs at the moment. But a quick trip around the BeltwayRead More will show you that Virginia and D.C. are progressing and developing. Do I think it's becasue of lax rules in those areas? Maybe but not entirely. I'm a Democrat and I gladly voted for O'Malley. But my biggest problem with progressives in Maryland and other places is they tend to be more interested in activism rather than governing. Should businesses be able to walk all over us and do whatever they want? No. But there needs to be a proper balance between attracting business and regulations. And I don't think Maryland has it right now. Regarding the next governor, I don't know Brown and Mizeur all that well. But I don't trust Gansler.
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank. File|Patch
William H. Wilson April 2, 2014 at 08:41 am
Wonderful for this MRYLAND Firm.
Avery Schlacter April 3, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Thanks for sharing this with me. I've been looking for a company where I can make signs or banners.Read More My friend said I should try checking out this site <a href='http://www.royalstamp.ca/products' > http://www.royalstamp.ca/products </a>.
Wegmans grocery store chain, which has several stores in Maryland, ranks tops for customer satisfaction. File|Patch
Veronica Pond April 1, 2014 at 07:14 am
GO WEGMANS! And since the evil city of Westminster does not have a Wegmans (nor do they deserveRead More one!), it's a win win to take your hard earned dollars and spend it in a city that doesn't treat their residents as criminals! I used to feel guilty when I shopped at Wegmans. NOT ANY MORE!! Best food store on the planet!!!
Maryellen Brady April 1, 2014 at 11:00 am
Good for Wegmans, I sure hope they pay their employees well, promote from within and most of allRead More dont rely on taxpayers as does WALMART for their government corporate subsidies. Each WALMART costs taxpayers $900,000 a year. It would be good to know if WEGMANS is a real plus to the community, as is Costco.
Energy efficient appliances and products can be purchased this weekend without paying 6 percent sales tax. File|Patch
Bryan Harz February 17, 2014 at 06:55 am
I think we have 2 tax free holidays this year. This one and the one in August (3rd thru 9th). OfRead More course I needed to replace my hot water heater last month so I miss out on this one. lol
Shanna February 17, 2014 at 08:59 am
well they don't advertise it very good. Did anyone even know about this?
Bryan Harz February 17, 2014 at 09:23 am
You are right. I heard from a friend on Saturday. I also saw a TV ad, but still, not enough timeRead More to take advantage of it.
Mark February 12, 2014 at 09:01 pm
You should not say "Baltimore schools closed" when you mean to say "Baltimore COUNTYRead More schools." The city and the county are two separate jurisdictions.
Elizabeth Janney (Editor) February 12, 2014 at 09:03 pm
Thanks, Mark! We will clarify.
1st Mariner Bank in Perry Hall. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
William H. Wilson February 11, 2014 at 09:08 am
Doesn't look good! Not good publicity for First Mariner Bank and I don't blame the investors ifRead More they take all their money now!
macgeek February 11, 2014 at 11:42 am
I dont trust any banks anymore. they all follow the same outdated rules which help them and not us.Read More they win and we lose. borrow money and they charge 19% interest or more. if I save money, they give me .001% interest. seems a little one sided don't you think?
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