Friday, March 4, 2011

its for the disabled

what another bunch of hoohie
i seriously doubt the increase in taxes will to go this bunch.. if it isnt already funded, then the increase is just a vampires cloak screen
i hate omalley
Families of developmentally disabled people in Frederick County plan to testify in support of a proposed liquor tax increase in Annapolis today.
Joanna Pierson, executive director of the Arc of Frederick County, said the nonprofit organization assisting people with developmental disabilities supports the bill because it provides an important funding source for much-needed services.

Arc employees plan to join families from Frederick County to testify before the House Ways and Means Committee.

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration has waiting lists of more than 19,000 people for services, including about 900 from Frederick County.

Some families don't even sign up for the waiting list because it is so long, Pierson said.

The Frederick County population is growing, and rates of disabilities such as autism are also going up, she said. The tax increase would provide new funding and help support those people in vocational services, residential placements and at-home help.

"You're talking a tax that is really very minor compared to the cost of beer or wine, so I don't really think it's going to have to have an impact on business," Pierson said. "I think everybody worries when there's an increase, but this is not a significant increase on getting a bottle of beer or glass of wine."

if my great job wasnt so close to home i would move to virginia

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