U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 01-21-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Prison!
913 posts, read 2,891,944 times
Reputation: 267

Advertisements

How to solve the State budget deficit without actually laying off 700+ State employees?

By laying off the employees, you are eliminating a group of tax payers and putting more burden of unemployment. Also the State itself already understaffed (from what I heard).

My thought of this is:

Restructured the welfare system and section 8. Eliminating those who don't need it and are cheating the systems....start nickel and dime them!

bad move Malley!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-22-2009, 07:01 PM
 
460 posts, read 1,718,843 times
Reputation: 142
Hey, I'm with you on this one. But I'm coming to the realization as I age that Maryland is becoming more and more liberal and whacked out by the year. The mantra around here seems to be let's cut off the hand that feeds us. . .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
260 posts, read 746,910 times
Reputation: 119
We already did restructure welfare in the 1990s. And section 8 is a federal program.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2009, 12:20 PM
 
1,831 posts, read 3,849,695 times
Reputation: 1235
Quote:
Originally Posted by oneworld25 View Post
We already did restructure welfare in the 1990s. And section 8 is a federal program.
So is welfare and most public assistance programs. While these programs include some State funding, they can't be just cut off.

And restructuring could, believe it or not, cost more State jobs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-23-2009, 06:30 PM
 
460 posts, read 1,718,843 times
Reputation: 142
How about getting rid of welfare altogether? I mean, aren't we about CHANGE right now????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2009, 07:49 AM
 
1,389 posts, read 5,778,037 times
Reputation: 295
You can not get rid of welfare because their are plenty of Americans White,Blacks,Hispanic,Asians who are very poor. I know the average Americans are not aware of those who are poor and living in very bad conditions. America has plenty of very very very poor residents and those who need help should get help.
What you do need to complain about is the government giving the wealthiest Americans $700 billion dollars. Believe it or not the ones who get the most government aids are the wealthiest Americans not the poor.

If the government gets rid of welfare I think they should get rid of every aid that the government pays for such as grant for education,Money to save people home,child refund tax credit,Health insurance,Money to businesses and all the tax credits. If we get rid of one free money that the government gives why not get rid of all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2009, 08:39 AM
 
3,576 posts, read 6,065,125 times
Reputation: 1432
Quote:
Originally Posted by myselfdotcom View Post
How to solve the State budget deficit without actually laying off 700+ State employees?

By laying off the employees, you are eliminating a group of tax payers and putting more burden of unemployment. Also the State itself already understaffed (from what I heard).

My thought of this is:

Restructured the welfare system and section 8. Eliminating those who don't need it and are cheating the systems....start nickel and dime them!

bad move Malley!
And to think I paid over 20K alone just on just my Maryland state income alone for a single person. So the governor increases my state income tax to (8.95%). 3.2% Howard County plus 5.75% State income.

What in the world did Maryland do with all those "excess tax revenue" during the housing boom the past 5-7 years. All those taxes collected just from home sales (I believe Maryland has one of the top 5 closing costs for home purchases in the country).

So where did all the tax revenue money go? I'm all for paying teachers, good schools, roads etc. But Maryland government needs to get more efficient.

One thought would be to decrease heating costs for public buildings in the winter time. Just like in Japan, I would decrease the room temperature in public building to 62 degrees in the daytime and decrease it to 55 degrees for off work hours. Maryland can save around $500 a month per public office that is operated. Now, that's how you save money so you do not have to lay off workers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2009, 08:43 AM
 
3,576 posts, read 6,065,125 times
Reputation: 1432
Quote:
Originally Posted by lscalder View Post
Believe it or not the ones who get the most government aids are the wealthiest Americans not the poor.
Incorrect. The wealthiest American pay the vast majority of taxes.

I'm just sick about the 700 billion and growing bailout of big banks and investment firms just as everyone.

I do agree that we need to help the poor/needy/elderly. That's why we exist as a society.

But how? There needs to be sacrifices. From everyone. Medicaid costs the state government millions a year with Federal assistance also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: southern california
55,665 posts, read 74,620,384 times
Reputation: 48173
easy bek state workers won't riot. same reason you give tickets to a white guy in a BMW he will pay the ticket and dont give it to snook dog who is guns jump out of the car with a 9mm and guaranteed not to pay the ticket, (probably sue and win too).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-24-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: southern california
55,665 posts, read 74,620,384 times
Reputation: 48173
Quote:
Originally Posted by aneftp View Post
Incorrect. The wealthiest American pay the vast majority of taxes.

I'm just sick about the 700 billion and growing bailout of big banks and investment firms just as everyone.

I do agree that we need to help the poor/needy/elderly. That's why we exist as a society.

But how? There needs to be sacrifices. From everyone. Medicaid costs the state government millions a year with Federal assistance also.
2/3's of wealthiest corporations pay little no taxes. did you need a link?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maryland
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top