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Your Council Members' Positions on Proposed Bottle Tax Increase

Read where the council members in the North Baltimore area stand on the topic.

Click on the photo of your council person to see where they stand on the proposed increase of the city's bottle tax.

ralahinn1 November 15, 2011 at 01:02 PM
I wouldn't be so opposed to it if I thought that the bottle tax would actually stay just for the schools, but this is Baltimore, too often lately other hands go into it, I am afraid Casa De Maryland and the Teacher's Union will end up with more walking around money, among other groups wanting a part of it. Nothing stays where it is suppose to long in Maryland, first," temporary funding" goes to some group, then no one remembers that it was only suppose to be temporary. Another case of boiling the frog.
AnnKangarouse November 15, 2011 at 02:31 PM
AAAAAAAAAAACK!! This is NOT an image I needed to see first thing in the morning! I propose we cut the pay rates and perks these 'elected' folks get FIRST!
slangwhang November 16, 2011 at 03:23 PM
I would say if you don't have it, don't spend it! That's my whole argument! The country is screaming this at politicians everywhere. Do they ever listen. Sometimes in my household money is tight. I pay the current bills and there is nothing left for making things better. It's just reality. I don't pay the tax, because I won't buy these things with such an audacious tax. I hear this argument, I understand it. They make it histrionic, like these children are going to school in some undeveloped poor country. Abe Lincoln didn't have a computer. Nor did JFK. Some of us learned to read and write on cheap manilla paper and flash cards....Yes, we survived.....enough to form the next generations.
slangwhang November 16, 2011 at 04:05 PM
I seem to recall hearing that the manufacturer's were actually the ones who were paying extra and passing it on to the consumers. Does this tax show up on a receipt from CVS if you buy a soda?
kris November 16, 2011 at 06:27 PM
so, if people think twice about buying the unhealthy drinks and don't buy them products, then where does revenue come from to make up for the lack of bottle tax revenue?

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