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TheRealSkalawag July 23, 2014 at 08:38 pm
Jody you are the one that can't see that there will always be a political link with raising theRead More minimum wage. So there will NERVER be a good time to raise the minimum wage for republicans politically. ----- Jody if you see a good time to raise the minimum wage other than the present PLEASE point it out. ----- It couldn't possibly be a non-election time since politicians are running and lying for office all the time even when they are newly elected.
Jody July 23, 2014 at 09:16 pm
How about after we gain control of our borders and deport about 30 million illegal aliens? OfRead More course, then we won't have to raise the minimum wage; employers will have to compete for scarce non-skilled labor. Poor US citizens will be in demand and we could make in our own country's poverty.
Jody July 23, 2014 at 09:18 pm
How about after we gain control of our borders and deport about 30 million illegal aliens? OfRead More course, then we won't have to raise the minimum wage; employers will have to compete for scarce non-skilled labor. Poor US citizens will be in demand and we could make a dent in our own country's poverty. The statistics about poverty and hunger in America are bogus. Wonder what the real stats are when you leave out illegal aliens and recent legal immigrants?
A blind and hearing impaired woman in Bowie says her voting rights were curtailed in the June primary. File|Patch
MG42 July 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm
What are the concerns to such a system? Currently, you don't even need to show ID, so the electionsRead More are pretty much a farce anyway.
J Leland July 10, 2014 at 01:42 pm
You've never had to show ID. Have they always been a farce or is this a new thing?
The Maryland primary was June 24. The general election is Nov. 4, 2014.
Roger June 26, 2014 at 05:31 am
Blow the dog whistle and move all the old cranks to Mississippi where YOU can stew together.Read More Maryland will always be progressive and more diverse every year. So it's best for everyone of you leave soon.
PH June 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm
For personal reasons, I can't move or I'd be outta here in a NY minute. I was born here and haveRead More lived here all my life. Now I'm doomed to die here and put up with all the progressive s**t.
Laura Rogers June 26, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Why is the Patch focused on State-wide results and not reporting on the local elections? I can getRead More all the news I want about Brown's win - want to know who is representing me on County Council and in State Legislation.
Marylanders are voting in the 2014 primary on June 24. (Credit: Melrose Patch)
Sara June 25, 2014 at 06:37 am
Voted Hogan. Drowning in tolls and taxes!
PH June 25, 2014 at 03:25 pm
Wanted Lollar, but am not allowed to vote in a primary. I did vote for school board, tho.
Wm Thomas Capps June 26, 2014 at 12:50 am
Anthony Brown vs. Larry Hogan Who to vote for; well that depends. If we were to allow theRead More legalization of hemp in the State of Maryland like in Colorado, millions of dollars in revenue would come to the Maryland treasury and if you add the casino’s that will be a pretty good windfall. I contend no taxes would have to be raised. However Mr. Brown did not learn a lesson about this election! SO this is where it gets dicey for Mr. Brown. One it was a very low turnout for both parties; so there is not a mandate for Mr. Brown or Mr. Hogan. In fact democrats I know are pissed about higher taxes, the rain tax and the overkill on the recent gun law. Brown could reverse the past failed recent laws and legalize the hemp industry to gain revenue. But being he most likely will not, I do not see him winning the election. So he is stuck with more spending and the citizens are over taxed as it is. Thus the Hogan Factor comes to play. The deck is against Mr. Brown who has no proven record in business, and numbers do not lie when it comes to tax increases these past eight years and our state being ranked nationally as one of the lowest in the country to open a business. This does not mean it would be great under a Hogan governorship. He will cut hard and the people will be crying. Look folks if you want all the goodies that are promised you have to pay for it. There is a way to do it without increasing taxes you could also reduce them. Voter turnout will not increase unless there is a reason to turn out. This puts Mr. Hogan at a wonderful advantage. Because the people are fed up and think .Why bother voting! But the GOP and the tea party are licking their chops. This could be the upset that the GOP did not see. William Capps Laurel, MD
Kevin Francis Marron June 23, 2014 at 01:37 pm
Watch Kamenetz TV ad please!!!The teachers walking down the hall same spot used in his 2010 adRead More to show Sunpaper support.This is trick,go to his site it shows Kamenetz endorsed by Sunpaper with Same teacher spot.Subliminal trick,wasn't endorsed by Sun, least at time of ad. Sunpaper KNOW about Common Core Coverup ,Liz Bowie found $2.1 million with a PIA buying Vendor (EdCount) silence.North Point sold for $2.1million was that coincidence or to cover up payment to (EdCount). See he was clear until Liz Bowie PIA April 26th in Sun.Teachers ,students ,parents even union didn't know. Second ,Financial experts agree ?What financial experts? he would LIST Government & Financial legitimate sources.He can't tell truth Caves Valley Partners,David Boston & Vanguard ,well they are experts in feeding his campaign funds and paving over Baltimore County.Please vote Tuesday ,Vote your personal feelings, how did Mr.Kamenetz treat you or your community these four years. Please don't fall for Subliminal tricks, you have a choice, use your voice on Tuesday June 24, "Vote The Other Kevin" Kevin Francis Marron The county you save may be your own ! He had over $1 million dollars & best defense is Juvenile,subliminal trick advertisement? From His mouth," It's My job to talk YOUR job to listen? An administration of Arrogance ,Bullying and intimidation? You've been helpless for four years ,do you REALLY want four more? auth.AnOtherKevinF.MarronforBaltoCoKTNMarrontreas.
Harfordlifetimer June 23, 2014 at 02:10 pm
David Craig has ruined the education system in Harford county
michael mooney June 24, 2014 at 11:00 am
I voted for Snoopy. Might as well vote for a real dog as to vote for one of the wolves in sheep'sRead More clothing currently running for office. Each and every one of them is making promises they can not possibly accomplish (i.e. you can not raise every salary, improve all education, and lower all spending and taxes - the two directions are mutually exclusive)
Early voting station in Ellicott City at the Miller Branch of Howard County Library. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
Roger June 21, 2014 at 07:37 pm
Fearing voters is un-American.
Polly June 22, 2014 at 11:34 am
I voted absentee.
Kevin Francis Marron June 24, 2014 at 11:07 am
Hopefully if you didn't vote you'll vote today.There is no excuse,that old, it doesn't matter theyRead More just do want they want is a cop out.I'm running for Baltimore County Executive, I'm not part of any machine,all it took was a focused action on doing something.If you hide behind excuse,Baltimore County doesn't care about the little guy and do not vote today you have NO excuse.See this one man campaign is on ballot,if you are a democrat, Today is the day you can send the Machine a signal that you do care and you WILL pay attention if they fail to listen.You have no excuse,for the first time in your lifetime you have a honest One Man Campaign to vote for .So come out & vote,tell your friends get them out.If you do not like me,vote for Kamenetz ,at least a HIGH number of voters what ever the result will show politicians it isn't the biggest sign or TV ad it is YOUR wanting to be HEARD that gets you out to vote. Kevin Francis Marron for Baltimore County Executive .Seize the moment it may NEVER come your way again! auth. AnOtherKevinF.MarronforBalto.Co.KTNMarrontreas.
Early voting starts June 12, 2014, in Maryland.
Kevin Francis Marron June 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm
I am running on my own funds.I have turned down all monies from developers actually everyone thatRead More offered was refused so I didn't accidentally take funds funneled through developer employees a trick developers use. Kevin Francis Marron Democrat County Executive promising to stop Rain Tax,Save Open Space and Stop Common Core especially in Baltimore County .I will expose it for what it was this year a $2.1 Million dollar scam that hurt teacher,students,parents and believe it or not Union officials who didn't Know about EdCount.Or that NorthPoint GovCtr was sold for$2.1million to cover up firing of EdCount.Kevin Francis Marron Baltimore County Executive AnOthterKevinF.Marron for Balto.Co.KTNMarrontreasurer
Steve June 10, 2014 at 05:20 pm
I thought only dead people voted early for the democrats
You June 11, 2014 at 03:34 pm
@Steve... Noooo, they use executive command and allow the polls to stay open an extra 4 hours inRead More "certain" neighborhoods, because it rained <cough cough>. Meanwhile they commandeer the city school buses and drive through the neighborhoods knocking on every door and pulling people from their sleep forcing them to vote... no ID or anything required <wink wink> just get on the bus and follow our commands. Oh, YES this did happen during O'Malley's first run for governor and again on Obama's 1st run, B. City pulled out all the old corruption, BC mafia tricks so the "minority" can be heard!
Not all candidates for Maryland governor supported making prekindergarten mandatory.
Matthew Riesner April 21, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Who are any of these bums this election... Brown? ...why the hell would Kenneth Ulman be his runningRead More mate...given that he is alot more versed with MD government than Brown? And how about that chick that looks like Racheal Maddow? Btw...Who the hell is Brown and what has he accomplished...I just know he's O'Malley's boy...There are some county executives, I think would be ok...maybe Kevin Kamenetz (I really like his attitude...sounds like he can get things done) or David Craig. I think that the comptroller would also make a good governor but he won't run.
Matthew Riesner April 21, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Who are any of these bums this election... Brown? ...why the hell would Kenneth Ulman be his runningRead More mate...given that he is alot more versed with MD government than Brown? And how about that chick that looks like Racheal Maddow? Btw...Who the hell is Brown and what has he accomplished...I just know he's O'Malley's boy...There are some county executives, I think would be ok...maybe Kevin Kamenetz (I really like his attitude...sounds like he can get things done) or David Craig. I think that the comptroller would also make a good governor but he won't run.
ER April 21, 2014 at 06:39 pm
I think its good for a pre K. To promote eductaion and social intergration early is important. IRead More dont belive support sould come from more taxtion. If you spawn the child you pay for the childs education an welfare. Time and time again we all see more taxes through many forms and the democrats still cant balance the budget. No more higher or special taxes for education, this idealism in Md has to end. Its not right to ask others, for one who dont have children, to pay for yours. In this state we have many welfare programs, special taxtion and safety nets to help people.We dont need more potheads or gambling addicts to pay for our educational funding.What we need is ACCOUNTABILITY! Especially from the elected and citizens who can pay thier own way.
What should change about Maryland's taxes? Candidates for governor sound off after General Assembly wraps up 2014 session. (Credit: Tinley Park Patch)
PH April 21, 2014 at 01:33 pm
I wish I could, Robert. I cannot due to personal reasons. I'm stuck here. There's no way aroundRead More it. Before you move, tho, make sure you check PA out thoroughly. Seems they are nickled and dimed to death, just like we are.
Richie Rich May 19, 2014 at 09:48 am
Heather Mizuer is an idiot- the millionaire tax is why those well off left the state in the firstRead More place- she should keep her stupid ideas to herself and keep her hands out of dead peoples pockets- they've already paid their taxes and would like to leave something to THEIR family- NOT the STATE.
Wm Thomas Capps July 11, 2014 at 10:13 am
Split the vote do not allow one party in charge
Candidates for Maryland governor were divided about the future of marijuana. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
Wm Thomas Capps June 19, 2014 at 01:42 am
Colorado is reaping the reward for legalizing the hemp industry. In fact the medical side of theRead More industry is starting a major boom and lots of investment. I contend between the gaming industries and if the hemp industry became legal, there would be no need for any tax increases. There would be a positive cash flow. Not to mention the bio fuel industry would grow and that could reduce corn prices because hemp has over ten times the yield growth time than corn. I contend this issue in itself is not about weed. It is more about industries who do not want another competitor within their markets. Be it fuel or pharmaceutical industry. Most people do not realize it is industry that pushes for regulations, not to regulate them, but to regulate their competition! Who do you think cars in Europe get more mileage then the US market? The oil industries take a hit when cars get better mileage. They have an electric car that gets over 200 miles per charge and the lobbyist for both the oil and auto industries are doing what they can do to stop the market from growing. It My point is it has not one thing to do with Hemp being dangerous, if that was the standard cigarettes’ would be banned as well as alcohol. So I say open up the markets and create jobs and invest in the snack food and hemp industry.
Wm Thomas Capps June 19, 2014 at 01:43 am
Colorado is reaping the reward for legalizing the hemp industry. In fact the medical side of theRead More industry is starting a major boom and lots of investment. I contend between the gaming industries and if the hemp industry became legal, there would be no need for any tax increases. There would be a positive cash flow. Not to mention the bio fuel industry would grow and that could reduce corn prices because hemp has over ten times the yield growth time than corn. I contend this issue in itself is not about weed. It is more about industries who do not want another competitor within their markets. Be it fuel or pharmaceutical industry. Most people do not realize it is industry that pushes for regulations, not to regulate them, but to regulate their competition! Who do you think cars in Europe get more mileage then the US market? The oil industries take a hit when cars get better mileage. They have an electric car that gets over 200 miles per charge and the lobbyist for both the oil and auto industries are doing what they can do to stop the market from growing. It My point is it has not one thing to do with Hemp being dangerous, if that was the standard cigarettes’ would be banned as well as alcohol. So I say open up the markets and create jobs and invest in the snack food and hemp industry.
Wm Thomas Capps June 19, 2014 at 01:45 am
Colorado is reaping the reward for legalizing the hemp industry. In fact the medical side of theRead More industry is starting a major boom and lots of investment. I contend between the gaming industries and if the hemp industry became legal, there would be no need for any tax increases. There would be a positive cash flow. Not to mention the bio fuel industry would grow and that could reduce corn prices because hemp has over ten times the yield growth time than corn. I contend this issue in itself is not about weed. It is more about industries who do not want another competitor within their markets. Be it fuel or pharmaceutical industry. Most people do not realize it is industry that pushes for regulations, not to regulate them, but to regulate their competition! Why do you think cars in Europe get more mileage then the US market? The oil industries take a hit when cars get better mileage. They have an electric car that gets over 200 miles per charge and the lobbyist for both the oil and auto industries are doing what they can do to stop the market from growing. It My point is it has not one thing to do with Hemp being dangerous, if that was the standard cigarettes’ would be banned as well as alcohol. So I say open up the markets and create jobs and invest in the snack food and hemp industry.
Promoting the Port of Baltimore's new depth was one of the gubernatorial candidates' strategies for increasing economic activity. (Credit: Marge Neal)
steven bradley April 16, 2014 at 04:16 pm
Chuck, big business is smart enough to know that if they are the only game in town you will beRead More forced to buy their products and services. The more regulation the harder it is to get into the game. If you and Bob think big business is the ones calling for less regulation then you need to take a look at the big picture. Big bank is in bed with big business and big government. They want to control the money, the markets and your life. They can even stop you from pulling a rabbit out of a hat!!
Chuck Burton April 16, 2014 at 04:49 pm
Steven, ALL politicians love regulation. It gives them more of the power they yearn for - thoughRead More they seldom have any idea how best to use it once they get it. ALL business and labor is as full of politicians as the government. They all want power over those they regard as mere subjects to be used for their own profit. Tell me in your heart you don't think of your customers in much that way - even if you want to do a good job and please them. That is the way to profit, after all; and we are ALL politicians to some degree and want to be in that .1% I mentioned earlier. I'm sure you love any regulation that supports your ambitions as much as you hate those that make things more difficult for you.
steven bradley April 16, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Chuck, that is a very cynical view. You think I look at my customers as subjects? I tend to look atRead More them as people and try to deliver more than expected of me. I happen to like my customers and try not to work for those that I don’t like. I have no intention of living my life looking at people as my enemy. I share your view that most politicians seek control. There are few leaders, mostly appeasers buying control. Not all of everything ever applies. I’m more libertarian. Don’t drop a bomb on me or piss on me and tell me it’s raining. Otherwise you do your thing and I’ll do mine. We can help each other when our paths cross. If we do it makes both of our loads easier.
Harford County Executive David Craig, who is running for Maryland governor in 2014, proposes eliminating income tax. (Credit: Elizabeth Janney)
Not Perfect February 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Political LIES! They have been waving that "promise" for YEARS...NONE have ever followedRead More through...However, each one has RAISED and ADDED taxes...
wsroe February 22, 2014 at 06:11 pm
CUTS to education...sure, so all the teachers in the state can go without pay raises like we did inRead More Harford County for 4 out of the past 5 years!
David Zwald March 11, 2014 at 02:25 pm
Under the O'Malley administration, did you know that Maryland state spending has INCREASED each yearRead More about $1 Billion. 8 years ago, state spending was about $26 Billion. Today, it is about $34 Billion. Are you making 30% more today than 8 years ago?
Patch file photo.
Lorna D. Rudnikas January 2, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Just wondering if Candidate Mizeur's proposal to use marijuana revenue taxation to pay forRead More universal pre-kindergarten would be as successfully done as the taxation of cigarettes for medical research...mmmm.... it sounds so honorable doesn't it! Also, just wondering how that works with driving and how one is tested for being "high?"
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe answers questions from the media after voting on election day in McLean, Va. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. At right of McAuliffe are his wife Dorothy and son Peter. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Lorna D. Rudnikas November 6, 2013 at 01:56 pm
So the libertarian candidate handed the election over to McAuliffe...very interesting. Looking fromRead More the outside in, I would say the vote difference might not be so big as to warrant elation..but rather McAuliffe thanking the Northern Virginia folks for coming through by a "hair." I suspect he will have to walk very softly during his reign as Governor.
Maryland Society of Patriots web site.
Lorna D. Rudnikas November 2, 2013 at 11:13 pm
I suggest that the Tea Party are patriots with a few members not so patriotic. I suggest that youRead More are confused about the "south" and where true racism happens to be in play...Your very thoughts as expressed with the word "we" is indeed interesting. Who are the great "we" you speak of? Perhaps you will not be as arrogant when the nanny state which is strongly in progress makes very sure "we" are not wealthy, middle class, poor....just that "we" will "all" have absolutely nothing..makes "us" so much easier to control. Your venom is just not sticking honey child. Listen, listen oh so very carefully at what is coming your way from Washington with absolutely no idea or intention of taking blame for anything. The so called "wealthy" are such easy marks. But, have faith...the "we" folks you speak of will, if they have their way, make very, very sure there is no wealth, no incentive to do anything, be anything, prove anything, improve anything. Please explain in a little more detail what "horrid damage" has been done by our patriotic Americans...of shucks, that is right, you think patriotism is "crap." Are you pleased with the hard core changes being rushed to the surface to control how we live, work, play, get well, get sick, vote...laws being rapidly put in place for control and fight to make laws lax or non-existent when suits the purposeful agenda at hand? Disenfranchisement you cry out...because people should register to vote....if that happens of course, it would mean that one will have a more difficult time to undermine the system. Depending which side of patriotism you are on might not suit you so well. And it is also interesting how you refer to "we" fighting for equality...yet you fight against the rights of others to object or express their concerns...you "we" immediately demonize and throw venom and all should quiver and quake at your rant(s). What is it about the Tea Party folks that makes folks like you "we" crawl the walls in such misery? I submit that you have absolutely not a clue about the true disenfranchisement that is taking place right under your nose and sadly you and your "we" folks you reference are fighting tooth and nail for it. I submit you cannot see the forest for the tree...but, I really, really, do wish I was wrong. If only the consequences you pray for would be bestowed upon you and your "we" group...I could go for that honey child, hands down. Sadly, that is not the way the cookie crumbles and so perhaps the rest of us need to be drinking a little more "tea."
Michele K Struck November 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm
you obviously have trouble with comprehension so I will try to help you digest what I wrote... theRead More We referenced was my family, however that would have entailed actually reading my response. Horrid damage done? well that would be the shut down that cost our country billions in revenue and productivity. all hardcore changes are being put forward by TeaParty anarchists i.e. ridiculous restrictions on womens health access, determined distruction of the ACA, refusal to vote for equal pay for woman, and yes, ridicuouls ID requirerments that are completely unnessecary to cast a vote. So i guess you can blather on more meaningless word salad as you did above, hell you would have done Sarah Palin proud lol however its all just void of any substance. Unfortunately what your drinking is Kool Aid, not tea.
Lorna D. Rudnikas November 3, 2013 at 12:37 am
Ahhh yes, interesting you should refer to Tea Party folks as anarchists. Restrictions,Read More destruction, ridiculous, unnecessary, blather, meaningless and of course Kool Aid. As for horrid damage done..you ain't seen nothing yet honey child. If the current administration should, by any stretch of the imagination succeed with their true plans, you will wish you had drunk the tea...for sure! Oh, and by the way, I assume you think all I.D. requirements any where, any time and for any thing should be eliminated. And you do not feel such would result in dummy down chaos. Just wondering. Your thought processes are not meaningless blather, but do definitely help to confirm the direction to which you lean. Any further ad do in this regard is, sadly, pointless. Unless concerns/ideas denote your exact interpretation your ears hear meaningless blather....so much for stark comprehension, problem solving, sharing of ideas and inclusiveness. I bow to your obvious preference for angry rants.
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