From Harford Campaign for Liberty:
While Harford residents are still struggling to come to grips with huge increases in their water bill…Harford County Councilman Capt’n Jim McMahan decided to introduce legislation that will rob Harford taxpayers of even more of their hard-earned cash. And what important county government “need” will require you to live on less of what you earn? Why it’s huge tax-payer funded raises for the entire Harford County Council!
Click here to prevent Harford politicians from taking money out of your pocket and inserting it into theirs.
That’s right, McMahan recently introduced Bill No. 16-023 which seeks to give the Council President a $6,690.00 per year pay raise…and give each of the other Councilmembers a $6,750.00 per year increase! This would be a staggering almost 20% increase for these politicians. This amounts to a total of $47,190.00 in additional county government spending going straight into politicians’ pockets every year. While McMahan loves being known as “Capt’n” around Harford County, this proposed legislation outs him for what he really is – an elected pirate.
Say “NO!” to this outlandish waste of your tax dollars.
It’s hard to believe that at a time when many Harford residents are just hoping to keep their jobs – let alone get a raise…that any politician would have the gall to award themselves such a massive increase. When raises are available, most hard-working employees anticipate getting one based on performance reviews from their employer. And who employs the politicians?
That’s right, WE THE PEOPLE do. They work for us. Sometimes they need to be reminded of this.
Just weeks ago, the citizens of Cecil County denied their County Council a $2000.00 per year raise. They did it by showing massive opposition to proposed pay raises for politicians by adding their name to a well-circulated petition drive. This is exactly what we must do here in Harford County.
Please take a moment of your time to sign the petition to oppose taxpayer-funded pay raises for Harford Politicians. If we act now, this will be a slam dunk in the fight to protect our tax dollars. A public hearing on this legislation is set for October 11th, 2016 at 6pm. By signing our petition, you can make sure that our county council hears from you directly. Harford County Campaign for Liberty will deliver all signed petitions to the council during this hearing. Volume will make THE difference! The bigger the stack of petitions, the more pressure the county council will feel to do the right thing and vote no on this legislation.
Councilman McMahan told The Aegis that “Some in the public will not like the legislation.” Let’s make sure that he realizes that he thoroughly underestimated the public’s opposition to this legislation. All it takes is your signing of the petition. Please help us get the word out to as many Harford residents as possible by sharing this email with friends and family.
As always, thank you for your support!
Maryland Campaign for Liberty