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Old 08-16-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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In a mostly party-line, 13-to-7 vote Monday night, the House of Delegates Ways & Means Committee approved gaming expansion legislation that included what had been the major stumbling block for House leaders when they derailed a similar deal back in June. The bill gives tax breaks for casino operators just three months after legislators approved income tax hikes on 300,000 Marylanders.
Read more: Gambling expansion sent to House with major tax breaks for casinos – MarylandReporter.com

Oh, and by the way, the Democratic Governor signed both pieces of legislation.

Md. governor signs measure expanding gambling - CBS News

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It seems that all we ever hear is that Republicans are for Big Business and are continually shatting on the Little Man. Conversely, all we ever hear from liberals is that Democrats are for the Little Man and are ready, willing, and able to take on Big Bad Business.

Well, that doesn't appear to be the case. In thoroughly liberal Maryland, state legislators voted to raise personal income taxes on the common man while simultaneously giving tax breaks to Big Business. In this case, casinos, who are wallowing in money.

How about that "little man" liberals? How do you explain away one of the most liberal states in the nation treating it's citizens like crap while catering to the demands of Big Business?

Could it be that Big Business rules BOTH PARTIES and that the schills on the Left simply won't admit as much as they do everything to protect their failed ideology from proper scrutiny?
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Same situation here in Washington state. It's an all blue state with a Dem gov, senate, and house. And they are constantly pushing gambling expansion, usually in concert with the tribes, who generously reciprocate with massive campaign contributions. The Dems also have their own state-run gambling enterprises. Gambling is a predatory business. If people want to imbibe, fine by me, but I don't like seeing MY gov't promoting gambling.

State Dems here did work up moral concern to ban on-line gambling in the state. They weren't getting a slice of that action, of course, so their moral fiber suddenly stiffened up like Peter North, and they put on the kibosh.
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