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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:05 PM
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Md. Gov.: "Businesses don't have enough influence over gov't"
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 04:06 PM by Blue_Tires
Thanks Bob for encouraging Maryland business to put even MORE pressure on politicians that have the nerve not to give them tax-free carte blanche...And thank you once again for confirming who it is that holds your leash and fills your (re-election) least TRY to pretend you care about something else other than making corporations even richer...seriously; what alternate-reality universe is this guy living in????


Ehrlich lets loose
by Thomas Dennison
Staff Writer

Blasts business community for failing to leverage its influence
BALTIMORE -- Claiming he is tired of being a "backstop," Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. took the Maryland business community to task Thursday for failing to keep anti-business bills from passing the legislature and for being too passive in holding lawmakers accountable for casting anti-business votes.

Thursday's speech to nearly 350 business leaders, lobbyists and lawmakers at a luncheon sponsored by the Maryland Business for Responsive Government surprised many of the attendees and offered a glimpse of Ehrlich (R) that has been seldom seen in his first two years of office.

Using a sharp tone that seemed to pierce through the massive ballroom of the Baltimore Convention Center, Ehrlich cast himself as the leading voice of Maryland business. He alternately rallied and reprimanded the business community for relying on him too much to veto anti-business bills. Rather, he said, the business community and its high-paid lobbyists should make sure tax bills and other bills that infringe on business never make it through the legislature.

The governor described himself as a "backstop" preventing anti-business bills from becoming law. If the business community is going to be successful, he reminded the group, it could not have a better advocate in the governor's mansion.

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MSgt213 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:07 PM
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1. Wow good thing the people didn't elect this guy to represent them
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:12 PM
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2. ttt
guess all the md folks are still watching the draft
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:18 PM
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3. Maybew it's Erlich's butt ugly hairdo
That makes him so disgusting? Gawd I hate Erlich. What an asshole.
I hope Marylanders have the common sense to kick his sorry ass out of here next election.And the business people ,already act like jerks to the poor.. how much more power do these greedy parasites want? They all worship god money ~ so,they want it all.Erlich hides himself away from the public, because he knows he's a hated squatter. Slots,whattajoke.Did any marylander remember the Lotto shit,long ago lotto got passed because it was supposed to be for the schools,where did it end up The godamn stadium.
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