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Candidates for Maryland governor were divided about the future of marijuana. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
MG42 April 16, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Please don't tax it. Government is way too big already, last thing we need is this cash cow fundingRead More all sorts of stupid government programs.
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?
Annapolis resident Larry Hogan is set to throw his had in the to governor's race.|Screenshot: www.hoganforgovernor.com
Buzz Beeler January 19, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Mr. Hogan you have my vote. All one has to do is listen to WBAL Radio and C-4's interview with Mr.Read More Hogan on the topic of "Pay for Play." As for me the remaining choices are the standard bearers of total failure after years of being in power.
macgeek January 30, 2014 at 07:28 pm
id vote for you if you lower taxes in this state and county . I'm tired of giving too much of myRead More money to other people via taxes and fees. go back to 5% on the state tax... lower the bay bridge toll down to $3 or so... reduce gas taxes, get rid of mandatory emissions testing (tax or fee as dems often call taxes) for our cars that were forced on drivers years ago. ditch the rain tax. make it easier for people to start small businesses and hire people. I'm tired of the years and years of democrats taxing anything and everything that moves. And lower the price for that little sticker on my tags the MVA charges me every 2 years... $154 for that sticker is way too much to pay.