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Chairman’s Message

Posted: May 31, 2016 at 4:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Michael HiggsBy Michael Higgs, MCGOP Chairman

On behalf of the Montgomery County Republican Party, I would like to wish you a blessed Memorial Day. On this solemn occasion we remember the fallen, those brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, our freedoms and our way of life. Please take time on this day to remember those men and women who fought for America, but were unable to return to it. Explain to your kids the meaning and nature of sacrifice; some things truly are worth fighting, and dying for.

Speaking of sacrifice, the Montgomery County Council is asking us to sacrifice our hard earned money to pay for massive pay raises and profligate liberal spending. At the same time that they passed an historic property tax increase, council members voted themselves a massive raise. But they didn’t stop there – they jacked up the real estate transfer tax (making it far more expensive to sell your home when you decide you have had enough of Montgomery County’s exorbitant cost of living) and are transferring that confiscated wealth to their rich developer friends. This shell game benefits the political insider class to the detriment of our most vulnerable taxpayers — elderly residents on a fixed income. Maryland is already one of the most expensive states in which to retire, and our County Council is trying its darnedest to run them out of town.

I strongly encourage you to sign this important petition to impose term limits on the princes of the Montgomery County over-tax/spend/regulate establishment. “Tax Hike Ike” and his cronies on the County Council have done enough damage to our once exceptional county. Two terms are (more than) enough for these leftist ideologues.
Since the petition is not online, it has to be signed in person.  There are two suggested ways that you can do this:

  1. Contact Brad Botwin at bb67chev@aol.com or 240-447-1884 and he will meet you at MCGOP headquarters after 6:30 pm on weekdays or anytime on weekends. He is close by, so it’s not a problem.
  2. You may also sign it at the first Thursday event on Thursday, June 2nd.