From – Howard County Tax Payer Initiative


My friend Ken Aldrich and Senator Allan Kittleman are trying to get to Referendum, a bill to hold taxes down in Howard County and they need 10,000 signatures to get it put to a vote.  Here is some information in case you are interested in helping them out.

Contact: Ken Aldrich                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tel. 443-878-2478

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Howard County Tax Payer Protection Initiative (TPI)

Petition Signing Mass Mailing

Howard County, MD July 20, 2010

An initiative by Republicans to limit taxes in Howard County has now been expanded to include a new mass mailing campaign. Letters should begin to appear in mailboxes across the county this weekend. A swift response from citizens is needed to meet the critical August 9 deadline to get this on the ballot this fall.

The TPI will make it more difficult to raise property, income, and room rental taxes by requiring a supermajority vote on the Howard County Council. It will require a vote of four out of five instead of the current three out of five members to increase these taxes.

Protects Howard County tax payers

Maryland taxpayers are bracing for huge tax increases in 2011 as the State government seeks to reduce its deficit by requiring counties to “share” the burden and providing them new authority to raise taxes. A successful referendum in November will make it more difficult to raise county taxes.

Concerned citizens are encouraged to stop by our other locations to sign the petition including the Howard County Republican Headquarters located at 9054 Chevrolet Drive in Ellicott City, The Howard County Fair August 7 & 8, Eggspectations, Savage Mill and your local libraries.

Individuals may print your own petition and obtain more information on line by going to www.Kittleman.com-taxpayer-initiative, www.howardcountygopclub.com or Facebook at “Taxpayer Protection Initiative” All parties interested in assisting with this effort should call 410-461-3592.

Temporary Job Opportunities

START TODAY – AVERAGE $10-$20 PER HOUR – PAID WEEKLY – FLEXIBLE HOURS – Collect signatures for petition drive. Must be 18 and US citizen. Call 410-461-3592

TPI Talking Points

July 20, 2010

Nationwide

  • America’s children are in debt up to their eyeballs –$60,000/child

Maryland

  • Maryland has an $8B structural deficit
  • Democrats used smoke and mirror to avoid raising taxes before this year’s election
  • The State is planning to slam counties with a share of its $1.5-2B deficit while simultaneously providing new taxing authority

Howard County

  • Already overspending
    • In last 15 years
      • Population grew 30%
      • Budget grew 393%
      • Already in debt
        • Pension Shortfall is $800m
        • No payment made on debt in 2010 yet budget was declared “balanced”
        • Expected to raise taxes in 2011 to fund new State “push-down”

Holding the Line on Taxes

  • New tools required – Taxpayer Protection Initiative (TPI)
  • Petition for referendum in November 2010
  • Requires a supermajority of County Council to raise certain taxes
  • Sign petitions at:
    • Howard County Republican Headquarters located at 9054 Chevrolet Drive in Ellicott City, The Howard County Fair August 7 & 8, Eggspectations, Savage Mill and local libraries.
    • Individuals may also print your own petition and obtain additional information at www.Kittleman.com-taxpayer-initiative, www.howardcountygopclub.com or Facebook at “Taxpayer Protection Initiative”
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