*On July 25, 2011, a "Hands Off Social Security" rally was staged at the Social Security Complex in Woodlawn, in Baltimore County, MD. Its purpose was to mobilize grass roots support to stop the US Congress from cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid programs. The demonstration was organized by the AFL-CIO, Progressive Democratic of America and other groups. Here is a link to their video.
*Here is some still-relevant testimony from George to Montgomery County during their 2010 election concerning the proposed Lockheed-Martin tax exemption. George is against such corporate favoritism. Click on the photo below to hear George's testimony.
*Gluck will push for public financing of federal elections in an attempt to "equalize opportunity."
Budget: How would you cope with the county budget crisis caused by the recession? What specific areas would you reduce or eliminate?
*Say NO to the tax break for Lockheed Martin! It will cost Montgomery County $450,000 every year, and there is no justification to grant this. Click here to read my testimony to the Council, or click here to listen to the audio. David Takes on Goliath Lockheed Martin by Jean Athey (from the Progressive Democrats of America website)
*Our safety net, like health and human services, public safety and education must be preserved as much as possible. Hopefully, infrastructure costs will be mitigated by funds from the federal stimulus package. The remaining areas need to be reviewed and weighed together in order to make an optimum decision.
*George's proposal collects about the same amount of taxes in a much less regressive manner. Under George's proposal, 86% of property owners pay lower property taxes. Click here for details.