Boycott Another Special Session in Annapolis to Give A Tax Cut to Millionaires
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Boycott Another Special Session in Annapolis to Give A Tax Cut to Millionaires

    1. Gerron Levi
    2. Petition by

      Gerron Levi

Demand tax fairness!  

Just two months after calling "Special Session" of the Maryland General Assembly to pass a massive tax increase on working Marylanders, state lawmakers want to come back to Annapolis for another "Special Session" to hand a 15% tax cut to millionaire casino operators at the expense of Maryland's Education Trust Fund (ETF).  The ETF was set up in 2008 by Maryland VOTERS who approved slots in the state "for the primary purpose of providing funds for public education".  Remember!

Find out more about The Millionaire's Tax Cut here:  http://www.icontact-archive.com/LgJcNTC6TU05b24m8-FkNt7Sn-9IVZKl?w=3

Read about MGM's partner in Macau, China and their connection to organized crime.  See the NJ Casino Control Commission's report: http://www.state.nj.us/casinos/home/info/docs/MGM/dge_%20report_redacted.pdf

And, here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/alleged-crime-ties-may-affect-casinos-chances-of-coming-to-prince-georges/2012/07/21/gJQA6qUy0W_story.html

CALL your state lawmakers today and urge them to Boycott a Special Session at: 301-841-3000

No tax increase for Maryland's 99% in May, followed by a tax cut for the Maryland's 1% millionaires in August!

Outlaw gambling benefits to Members of the Maryland General Assembly!  Outlaw casino contracts and liquor distributorships to delegates and senators after they leave public office!

540,000 Notices of Intent to Foreclose have gone out in Maryland since April 2008:

          -133,152 Notices in Prince George's County in May 2012 alone!

           -72,601 Notices in Baltimore City in May 2012!

           -60,333 Notice in Montgomery County in May 2012!

Yet, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett testified in favor of income tax increases on working Marylanders and a gas tax increase, but are now all lobbying lawmakers around the state to support a TAX CUT for millionaire casino operators.  I absolutely do not mind paying my fair share. But, this is fundamentally unfair to hardworking Marylanders!

CALL YOUR STATE LEADERS TODAY AND TELL THEM TO BOYCOTT ANOTHER  SPECIAL SESSION IN ANNAPOLIS FOR CASINO MILLIONAIRES:  410-841-3000

 

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    • George Avlonitis BERWYN HEIGHTS, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Gambling is simply a vice that creates more problems than it solves. Note: according to http://www.gazette.net/article/20120601/NEWS/706019667/0/gazette&template=gazette, Maryland has a "Problem Gaming Fund, designed to provide resources for problem gamblers such as a telephone hot line and counseling services."

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    • Robert Bowers UPPER MARLBORO, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Because all credible reports I have read indicate that the bad results of gambling outweigh any advantages. Many of the promises made to make gambling acceptable to communities are not true. For example, one of the lies told to Americans and Marylanders for years is that legalized gambling equal better schools. However, the proceeds from gambling to our schools is so minimal as to make little if any difference and our schools as a whole keep failing. In the meantime, the social ills and the financial ruined suffered in the communities make profound changes in the lives of individuals.

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    • Susan Vogel CROFTON, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Slots don't create long term quality jobs unless you aspire to be a waitress, hooker, parking attendant or pawn shop owner.

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    • DEIDRE TRASS BOWIE, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      Slots in Prince George's is simply another way to take advantage of black, brown and poor people. Enough! The state has yet to deliver on the promise made back in 2008 when slots was supposed to solve all of our financial problems back then. Enough!

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    • Virginia Jones BOWIE, MD
      • about 2 years ago

      I do not want anything to do with China here in Prince George's County, nor with organized crime. Seriously.

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