From Mike Perrone Jr.:
Throughout the course of this election season, Dion Guthrie has labeled me as an opponent of economic development. This is nonsense. Economic development is what drives our quality of life – opposing it would be akin to opposing eating or breathing.
What I oppose is government’s habit of giving away or loaning taxpayer money to businesses IN THE NAME OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Particularly when that money is desperately needed elsewhere.
Here is the essence of the problem with politicians like Mr. Guthrie – they aren’t willing to prioritize. True leadership involves making difficult decisions, starting with making a list. At the top of that list are the funding priorities that nearly everyone recognizes – public safety and schools. But every list must have a bottom. And at the bottom of my list is the money that government lavishes on businesses with political connections.
My motivation to run for County Council lies in the old cliché that if you want something done right, sometimes you just have to do it yourself. I am tired of politicians that refuse to prioritize. If you are too, then please stand with me on Election Day.
Mike Perrone Jr.
Candidate for Harford County Council District A