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THE ISSUES THAT MATTER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

 

ENERGY

  • GASOLINE TAX INCREASES – WILL SOON DOUBLE,COSTING OVER 45 CENTS AT THE PUMP WHILE GASOLINE PRICES REMAIN AT RECORD HIGHS.
  • NATURAL GAS DRILLING MORITORIUM– HUGE RESERVES OF NATURAL GAS SIT IDLE IN WESTERN MARYLAND, STALLING PRIVATE INVESTMENT AND INHIBITING NEEDED JOBS, A NEW SENSIBLE TAX SOURCE&LOWER STATE-WIDE ENERGY PRICES.
  • WINDENERGY UTILITYCHARGE– A COSTLY&UNRELIABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY,RAISING HOME&BUSINESS ELECTRIC BILLS, WHILE DEVASTATING EAGLES & BIRDS.
  • COUNTY “TEMPORARY”ELECTRIC BILL SURCHARGE– ANYTHING BUT! 

ENVIRONMENT 

  • “RAIN TAX”–A NEW LEVY ON ALREADY OVERSTRESSED TAXPAYERS.  NEGATIVE FINANCIAL IMPACT ON HOMEOWNERS, BUSINESSES,CHURCHES AND HOSPITALS.
  • COUNTY BAG TAX – RESIDENTS PRIDE THEMSELVES ON RECYCLING EVERYTHING!  “BAG THE TAX”ON PAPER/PLASTIC & RELATED COUNTYENFORCEMENT &ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES. 

JOBS 

  • BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT – VIRGINIA CONTINUALLY OUTSHINES MARYLAND IN ATTRACTING NEW BUSINESSES, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND OVERALL JOB CREATION.  VA 6TH FRIENDLIEST FOR SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH; MD 27TH!
  • “TEMPORARY”DAY LABORER CENTERS – COUNTY FUNDED OPERATIONS ATTRACT UNSKILLED, UNEDUCATED, SOCIAL SERVICE DEPENDENT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS& THEIR FAMILIES INTO OUR COMMUNITIES.
  • COUNTY WORKERS – RECENTLY RECEIVED DOUBLE-DIGIT UNION PAY RAISES.
  • BLACK AND HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT – ANOTHER O’MALLEY/BROWN LEGACY –CONTINUED DOUBLE-DIGIT MINORITY JOBLESSNESS.

UNFAIRNESS

  • HEALTHCARE –UNDER LT. GOVERNOR BROWN’S LEADERSHIP, MARYLAND’S OBAMACARE EXCHANGE WEBSITE MAKES THE FEDERAL WEBSITE LOOK GOOD!
  • HOUSING – HIGHER HOME FORECLOSURE RATES IN MINORITIY COMMUNITIES.
  • EDUCATION – UNEQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS LEADS TO LOWER TEST SCORES AND HIGHER DROPOUT RATES FOR BLACKS & HISPANICS.
  • AMBULANCE FEE – OVERRODE LANDSLIDE CITIZEN REFERENDUM VOTE AND VOLUNTEER FIREMEN OPPOSITION.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIME 

  • GUN REGISTRATION–DENIES THE RIGHTSOF LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS TO OWN GUNS.
  • MURDER RATES–BALTIMORE CITY’S MURDER RATE, FED BY DRUG AND GANG VIOLENCE IS 50% HIGHER THAN CHICAGO’S, AND RATED TOP FIVE NATION-WIDE.
  • MOBILE SPEED/INTERSECTIONCAMERAS –INSTALLED IN THE NAME OF SAFETY, THESE “CASH COWS” $$$$ GENERATORS MAKE ALL CITIZENS“CRIMINALS”.

TAXES 

  • PROPERTY TAXES–HAVE RISEN, FORCINGCITIZENS TO RETIRE OUT-OF-STATE TO ESCAPE THIS COSTLY BURDEN. MD RANKS 44TH WORST PLACE TO RETIRE IN NATION.
  • INCOME TAXES – LIKE PROPERTY TAXES, THEIR RELENTLESS INCREASE IS FORCING MARYLAND CITIZENS TO MOVE&WORK IN STATES LIKE DELAWARE &VIRGINIA.
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – COSTS OUR STATE MORE THAN $1.9 BILLION ANNUALLY FOR INCREASED EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE AND INCARCERATION EXPENSES.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY

www.MCGOP.COM

BY AUTHORITY OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE,

MARK UNCAPHER, TREASURER