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  1. 1. • email: issue: 2, 3/18/2010 JaNUary IN revIew January was a busy month for the cecil held January 13 2010, the first day of when we participated in the annapolis county patriots. approximately a the General assembly’s legislative tea party. dozen of our members attended the session, was a great success. this was the next few weeks were spent public budget hearing to acknowledge a great opportunity for us to be involved planning the congressional candidate the economic hardship currently faced at the state level, and we were able to Forum held February 3rd at the by taxpayers and encourage fiscal network with other like-minded groups american legion in perryville. Senator responsibility from the commissioners across the state which will support us in andy Harris, dr. richard davis, and as they work on the 2010 budget. meeting our goals. apparently, word Mr. Jack wilson attended the forum and On the following day, thirty had already spread about the cecil answered questions presented to them cecil county patriots joined with 3,000 county patriots, and all of our delegates, by the moderator, Nick cusmano. the others to protest excessive spending Michael Smigiel, richard Sossi, Mary forum was very informative and local and taxation by our state government in walkup, and david rudolph made it a media reported on the event. annapolis. the March on annapolis, point to contact members of our group HealtHcare Update: president Obama has asked to meet leGISlatIve Update: LocaL Issues: of an incredibly high state tax burden and with the republicans to discuss a 2 billion dollar state budget shortfall. healthcare reform. this is a dead is- The BudgeT and Taxes Now is the time to make a difference on History has shown that the sue. the people have spoken but the president wants to revive this issue the local level to make sure our tax money natural inclination of our local officials is as ploy to further identify them as is being spent wisely. approximately a to fulfill as many “wishlists” presented to the party of “NO” and will use it as a dozen cecil county patriots as well as them as possible, regardless of necessity, campaign issue in the 2010 election. fifty other citizens attended the public at the expense of taxpayers. the only please call the republican represen- budget hearing on January 12. Most hope for breaking this trend is for voters tatives and let them know that any who spoke expressed outrage at the to get involved in the process and make televised meeting should be used to unwillingness of the commissioners their voices heard. please call and email address the budget, deficit and out of to cut unnecessary spending in past the county commissioners to express your control spending. this is the concern years, resulting in annual tax increases. opinion. Holding our elected officials of the american people. please call citizens encouraged the commissioners accountable begins in our back yard. the House and Senate leaders listed to acknowledge the difficult economic below as well as others not listed. It times facing their constituents, to you can contact the county commissioners is time for them to get their priorities differentiate between needs and wants, by phone at (410)996-5201 or by email: straight! to make the necessary cuts, and to robert Hodge- decrease the tax burden accordingly. Jim Mullin- Mitch Mcconnell-202-224- 2541, Jim demint-202-224-6121, along with these concerns, wayne tome- John Mccain-202-224-4235, Judd budgetary “wish lists” were also Brian lockhart- Gregg-202-224-3324, John Boehner- presented by those in attendance, r e b e c c a 202-225-6205, charles Grassley-202- including 1.5 million dollars to purchase d e m m l e r - 224-3744, Joe pitts-202-225-2411, land for a new North east public library rdemmler@ John Shadegg-202-225-3361, tom to be built after 2014. Half of the funds coburn-202-225-2701, peter King- for the land would come from the state; 202-225-7896 however, this proposal falls on the heels