Common Sense Talbot explained
The leader of the recently formed Bipartisan Coalition For New Council Leadership acknowledged a significant change of their goal in next month’s county council elections. Their new goal is the defeat of Councilwoman Jennifer Williams.
Could it be that the campaign against Councilwoman Williams is based on anger and frustration over her ability to secure consensus and majority votes on common sense compromises on a wide range of complex issues before the council? Could it be that Councilwoman Williams does not embrace a “my way or the highway” approach to leadership knowing that common sense compromises reflect respect for all views? Could it be this new alliance is nothing more than old wine in new wine skins through the joining together of four special interest groups who have been unsuccessful in their efforts to affirm widespread public support for their narrow and selfish view of what Talbot County should be going forward?
In response to this “new” alliance, Common Sense Talbot has been launched.
Common Sense Talbot is a group of like-minded Talbot County citizens from diverse demographic and employment backgrounds united in support of candidates who will continue to make thoughtful, smart, common sense-based decisions. These common sense decisions will create and maintain a strong resilient community for all citizens for years to come. Common Sense Talbot understands that a majority of our citizens cherish our past while embracing our future.
Between now and the November elections, Common Sense Talbot will present real facts about the solid record of achievements of the Talbot County Council under the leadership of Councilwoman Williams. Common Sense Talbot will also present facts to offset what has been and continues to be a misinformation campaign designed to allow a tyranny of loud voices in our community to impose their views on what is good for Talbot County on all Talbot County residents.
Easton avowed socialists. They have abandoned civility for tactics of the “street.” I have spoken to Congressman Harris several times. He is level headed, attentive and, in my opinion is the best congressman we have had since Rodgers Morton. This registered Democrat intends to put country over party and vote for Andy Harris.
Even more distressing is the county council race. We have never had the kind of nasty backbiting negative campaigning that we have seen this year attempting to unseat some incumbent council members with negative campaigning. I hope voters will use common sense when confronted with this onslaught of urban political baloney. All this angst has been brought forth at the end of the process of updating the zoning ordinance. This was a process so long and drawn out it was like watching a car rust. After all the community meetings were held, the completion of the planning commission’s work, all the public input was had, ongoing for years, it looked to me like there was little disagreement anywhere compared to previous updates. Some amendments to change the proposed ordinance were introduced at the last minute. Three council members decided to vote to approve the body of work the process had formulated. Now we are being asked to dismiss these very capable leaders outright because they would not yield to last minute changes. This registered Democrat will put county over party and vote to return Corey Pack, Jennifer Williams and Chuck Callahan to the county council. Don’t reward “Big City” tactics, money and nastiness in our local election.
ED HEIKES St. Michaels Security Administration. For years, Saul has advocated for drastic cuts to Social Security.
Contrary to Thomas’s assertions, the Republican Party advocates cutting Social Security and Medicare.
Thomas also criticized CBO projections, “it is not certain that there will be a deficit that large.” All right. Let’s use the actual figures.
For fiscal year 2018 (which ended at midnight September 30), the CBO projected a deficit of $793 billion. The Treasury calculated the actual deficit at $779 billion. The difference between the estimate and the actual deficit was less than 1.8 percent. Incidentally, the CBO projects the current fiscal year deficit at $973 billion. The CBO attributed much of the deficit to “recently enacted legislative changes… in particular, provisions of the
2017 tax act.”
And guess what: the national debt increased by $1.25 trillion in fiscal year 2018. How does
$1.25 trillion get added to the national debt when the deficit is “only” $779 billion? Treasury says the government borrowed $471 billion more than the deficit. Republicans control the House, the Senate and the White House. They alone created the $779 billion deficit and they alone added
$1.25 trillion to the debt. In a single year.
And they’re using that debt to justify cutting Social Security and Medicare.