March 13, 2010
Thursday evening, five of us went to the Bass Pro Shop to buy fishing equipment for the coming season. While at the Arundel Mills Mall, we also enjoyed dinner at Golden Corral. Following that we went to the new casino David Cordish built. Oh, that's right, it has not been built yet because of typical Maryland political shinanigans ("Arundel slots foes appear to have signatures to force vote," March 12). But that's OK. My wife and I, along with another couple, will take our money to Dover Downs, plan on losing it, and then have a meal at that casino's buffet restaurant, with no sales tax attached to our bill.
May 26, 2011
I support the referendum drive to put the recently passed in-state tuition illegal immigrants law on the ballot in November, since it is only fair that citizens have the final say on how their taxpayer dollars are spent. No one is denying these students' access to post-secondary school education. However, the issue is who will fund the difference between the in-state tuition rate for residents and the rate for non-residents. That money has to come from somewhere, and that's where the taxpayers come in. Will it be from the merit-based Distinguished Scholars Program, which is being phased out and will be eliminated by 2015?
May 5, 2012
Well, isn't that nice. Maryland's governor and the two lackeys who lead the House and Senate report "progress" on another expensive waste of time to do what should have been in the regular legislative session ("Special session on May 14 looking likely," May 3). Are we played for fools or what? F. Cordell, Lutherville
October 1, 2011
One of the major problems facing the U.S. Postal Service is that fewer people are using first class mail. If all of the 14 million people who belong to brother and sister unions to the postal workers union stopped using the Internet to receive and pay bills, do their banking and send electronic messages, and only used the USPS for their transactions, the post office would certainly be in better financial shape. Perhaps it would even solve most of their financial problems. Unfortunately, union members only show their solidarity by showing up at protest demonstrations.
June 21, 2010
Isn't it ironic that at the same time Baltimore Ravens players complain to their union of being worked too hard, taxpayers who financed their stadium don't have enough work? Official unemployment in the team's hometown stands at about 10 percent. Unofficially, it's probably double. The anonymous complaints would be just one more example of juvenile behavior from wealthy players if they were the ones who paid for their stadium. But they are an insult to taxpayers when year after year the Maryland Stadium Authority, charged with building and operating the stadiums for the Ravens and for the Orioles and financing convention and entertainment venues, loses millions under the guise of economic development.
December 7, 2011
Only in government can you overspend, misspend, and fraudulently spend and still get more money to do more of the same - as a recent State Highway Administration audit demonstrates. Whether it's Congress or Annapolis, "We The People" are being robbed daily by the same politicians who claim to be looking out for our best interests. The government, or cabinet level agencies, continue to take our hard-earned money and then literally and figuratively throw it away. If our money was actually spent properly I don't think most people would have an issue.