Browsing All posts tagged under »Poor«

The Working Poor…Not Looking For Hand-Outs!

March 10, 2013


Originally posted on Ron Pagano's Delmarva Progressive:
Judy Davis, an activist from Worcester County, MD, is involved with important issues in our state. She recently participated in the Marylanders Against Gun Violence rally, in Annapolis, MD and is a participant in the Emerge program, which trains women around the country to take more active…

CROP Hunger Walk in Ocean City, Sunday, May 22

May 16, 2011


St. Paul’s By the Sea in Ocean City, Maryland, and other local congregations, are working to end hunger one step at a time. You can help by participating in the Third Annual Ocean City CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Obtain pledges from your family, friends and neighbors, and join St. Paul’s and […]

Ocean City And America, Fall 2010

September 21, 2010


The trip isn’t over till it’s over . . .  And I’m not sure it’s ever over . . . Ocean City Summer Turns Into Fall The 2010 season is just about done in Ocean City. Delmarvelous Bike Week finished it off with a roar. The bikers are gone . . . and they left […]

Election 2010 — Outsiders Want In

June 14, 2010


The victory of Alvin Greene, 32, in the South Carolina Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, was greeted with dismay — even laughter — by many, who thought him to be somehow less than qualified. Now the dismay is changing to excitement, as this soft-spoken man, a recently discharged veteran, quietly and calmly answers the disrespectful […]

'Depression Amidst The Fun' — See Lost On The Shore

March 4, 2010


I want to call your attention to a very though-provoking article on the state of the Worcester County economy over at Lost On The Shore, which is one of Maryland’s best political blogs. <a href="">Blogitti<⁄a> The post is entitled “Depression Amidst The Fun,” and as you might gather from the title, it paints a gloomy […]

Slots In Maryland, A Mad Gamble

November 2, 2008


Voting for slot machines in the Maryland referendum is like poking yourself in both eyes with a stick. Ouch! Why would anyone do that? Here are the mad reasons why otherwise prudent voters will fall for the seductive promise of slot machines on Tuesday: The money would help Maryland’s public schools. Really? Private casino operators […]

Slots In Maryland — Another Tax On The Poor

October 19, 2008


Slots and Taxes Part I To cheer for slots/ One must ignore/ This open secret:/ Slots tax the poor Don’t tax the poor/ On voting day,/ Tax the rich –/ They can afford to pay Slots tax the poor/ For corporate greed/ Placing private profit/ Above common need Racehorse owners/ Stand to gain;/ Families and […]

No Bank Left Behind. At What Cost?

September 22, 2008


OK, I do not doubt that the mighty U.S. government has the ability and resources to bail out the mighty Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. And OK, the mighty U.S. government will somehow figure out the insurance business of the mighty AIG. But is the mighty U.S. government, as big and powerful as it may […]

Parallel Universes, America and the World: Food And Fuel

April 12, 2008


The poorer countries of the world are running short on food, and paying dearly to get it. In America, we worry first about the rising price of oil ($110 a barrel), and the price of food is an afterthought. “Food prices have shot up so far, so fast, that there are riots in the streets […]

Parallel Universes in Maryland: Einstein H.S. and Chevy Chase

April 12, 2008


Maryland is a land of parallel universes, and so too is Montgomery County. This week brings news of a gun marketing scheme that misfired at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington. Einstein has one of the more diverse student bodies in the state, according to The Washington Post. The students are among the least affluent […]