After increasing every tax and inventing new ones, and busting their respective budgets to get big money to their political cronies and special interests, the Democratic leaders of Maryland and Montgomery County announced that they still don't have enough money.
Maryland is forecasting a $200,000,000 shortfall. And if you want to understand just how poorly managed our Montgomery County Government is, get this: the county's shortfall is even bigger than the state's!! ...$250,000,000!! Unbelievable! Failed leadership at its best (worst?). It is shameful. Shameful.
Rather than trim their spending, they will once again raise taxes on the poor to make sure the special interests and their political cronies get what they need.
Beware of the new trick used by developers in Montgomery County. Whether it is Dr. Yes's [Royce Hanson's] special building for seniors on River Road (off mass transit, no shopping or full service restaurants within senior citizen walking distance - one of the most nonsensical dumb-growth boondoggles in history) or Capital Properties' grand plans for the Westbard sector, these designations can change at any time.
It is quite interesting that Capital Properties is advertising a condo building it owns in Washington - "now as rental apartments!" Remember that when they tell you a building will be luxury or senior housing, it can become a college dorm or rental apartment building overnight.