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Del. Patrick L. McDonough (R), District 7

Lowe House Office Building, Room 310
84 College Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1991
(410) 841-3334
pat.mcdonough@house.state.md.us


7/30-TOP 10 REASONS WHY 'SPECIAL SESSION" IS A BAD IDEA by DELEGATE PAT McDONOUGH
-  by Delegate Pat McDonough  (R - 7) -

TOP 10 REASONS WHY 'SPECIAL SESSION" IS A BAD IDEA by DELEGATE PAT McDONOUGH

  • 10) Gaming industry economics will be depressed by additional casino competition.
  • 9) Six casinos will violate "fairness doctrine" by betraying investors of the original five locations contained in the Maryland Constitution.
  • 8) The disruption of the competition with a new casino will generate many job losses throughout the state.
  • 7) The new competition will transform the existing facilities into "white elephants" creating a burden for the taxpayers.
  • 6) This is a "sellout" special session where legislators will play the game "Let's Make a Deal."
  • 5) The rush to judgment Special Session will not allow enough time for serious study of the economic issues.
  • 4) All of the gambling issues can be addressed in the regular legislative session in January, 2013.
  • 3)This is an abuse of power by Senate President Mike Miller to accommodate his "special interest" friends.
  • 2) This is an abuse of power by Governor Martin O'Malley to accommodate his friends at MGM.
  • 1) The Special Session is unconstitutional. There is no extraordinary or emergency reason to waste the taxpayers' money. Bottom Line - Winners, special interests. Losers, the taxpayers.