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If he wins I will be walking away from my morgage...Done.
if this idiot gets re elected this county is FINISHED and I WILL be selling my house and move to DELAWARE.......WAKE UP PEOPLE and get out and Vote ot reep what you sew.
Now we will get to see the true IQ of the voters here in Wicomico County!A third term for Ricky will tell it all!But it will be without my vote - as I will be voting for Bob Culver!
Has anyone noticed that Josh Hastings has entered the race for District 3, Gail Bartkovich's seat. Hastings is an extreme liberal who helped Ireton, Fake Day and Laura Mitchell with their campaigns. Looks like the same crowd is trying to take over the county as well as the city.
I had some words with him about 3 years back , Gary Mackes introduced me to him. He looked at me and grunted something.No love lost for either.
Good luck with this Ricky, your time is up
Will you REALLY leave? I hope so. There are way too many people who all they know how to do is whine and place blame. They label everyone they disagree with as "libtards, idiots, crooks, and worse." And then you act surprised when someone says something nasty back. Doesn't make it right at all, but talk about reaping what you sow.
2:13 - I truly hope so!
Come on people its time to sweep out the trash and yes that means you Ricky
He Will get re- elected because the people of this area will bitch and complain , but will not step up to help in any way and will NOT vote! There will be about a 13 percent turn out at the poles .
It's well known that Pollitt has been trying for employment at the state level. He is too lazy to even work there I hope his time is up in Wicomico County.
anonymous 2:15, I happen to know who the person is who said they would leave if he is re-elected and let me assure you of one thing, he has the resources to do it and he will. As for the rest of your comment. Do tell EVERYONE the Industry and Jobs Rick Pollitt and his entire crew have brought to Wicomico County? I'm serious, I want an answer. If you can't, or won't, know that this is what I will be preaching over the next few months. Rick needs to answer for EIGHT YEARS of screwing the Taxpayers, while he still wants a salary increase.
Pollitt didn't screw the taxpayers. Council votes to approve (or not) the budget. If you want services, you have to pay for them. Libtards don't seem to be the only ones who want something without paying for it. Let the attacks begin. Oh joy!
This household won't be voting for Rick this time. We've supported him twice, all we have seen is taxes and fees go up, taxes go up and still have problems making ends meet. This isn't liberal against conservative, 8 years is long enough to see if someone is working out in the position. I don't tow any party line but will vote for the person I think will do the best job. Long term incumbents are on my short list to make sure I vote them out of office. If they haven't made a difference by now, as they say in bowling, it's time to clear the dead wood!
I won't be voting for Rick either. The budget is almost what it was just before the depression came to Wicomico. All I have seen are increased taxes and fees. Virtually nothing to show for it. It seems the longer he stays in office - the more jobs that leave. So you do the deduction, do we need 4 more years of Rick, I think not!
Rick has been good for the county. He's got my vote.
Worst Wicomico County Executive of all time! Not even close!!
I'll tell you their won't be many county employees voting for TRICKY RICKY. All he's done is raise taxes and fees for this and that. Making sure all his flunkys got a decent pay raise at the taxpayers exspense . Believe it or not some got as much $5000.00 or $7000.00 even $10000.00. What about us little guys & gals who bust our butts. We shop up and actually work not go thru the motions. It's been 7 plus years since our last pay raise. Everything around us has gone up the cost of food clothing heating oil etc. Our pay checks show it. All Ricks has to say is thanks for all your hard work but we can't give any raises. We have $3.5 million we can't account for. We want some answers well where is it. Your Employees
I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HIM.
That's pretty funny, 4:23. Which exec was better? Not even close to whom?
First of all it won't matter who is in office the shore and wicomico county are toast. The jobs that have been lost simply aren't coming back. You couldn't pay a good company to set up shop here. Unfortunately the leadership of Maryland is a joke and the damage has been extensive. The shore while a beautiful place in a very unique location has become the victim of itself. You need people and many different types of industry for an area to thrive and that sacrifices some of the things that make it quaint. Delmarva has choosen to keep its quaintness and that is now it's undoing. Good luck folks I don't think anyone has a good answer as too much is wrong.....
There should be a 2 term limit on All of these fools even, the idiot president gets 2 terms your time is up rick RIP....Retire in peace.
The county council needs there heads handed too them Also.
Wicomico County is doing bad in many ways and Rick or no Rick, it's not going to get any better. The property tax revenue cap has really hurt this county and it's effect has accumulated. Ask yourself why "working people" are choosing to live elsewhere and the answer is simple; it's about quality of life. While other counties have it, we are losing more all the time. They are progressing and moving forward because they are not limited like we are in our means for growing. The only thing that's really changed between us and other counties is they don't have a revenue tax cap, we do. We are on a sinking ship. It's sad, sad, sad.
Well the dirt bag finally filed. Sad thing is he might get elected. We have some dumb Democrats and Republicans that will vote for him.
Anonymous said...Has anyone noticed that Josh Hastings has entered the race for District 3, Gail Bartkovich's seat. Hastings is an extreme liberal who helped Ireton, Fake Day and Laura Mitchell with their campaigns. Looks like the same crowd is trying to take over the county as well as the city.February 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM I have noticed that and I also noticed he is single so it makes me wonder if he spends a lot of time in Rehoboth Beach with Jim as well. Please vote for Larry Dodd for District 3. We can't afford the same trash that we have on the city council. Dodd has the experience needed for the County Council whereas Hastings has absolutely no experience. There will be 4 Dodd votes in my family.
Who will be voting for the Kirby Travers Clown?
February 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM Wow!! If Josh Hastings is in that click does that mean we will be looking for a stolen election like the last election in Salisbury with Jim Ireton and Jake Day?
Pollitt is a WASTE. Good bye you FREAK!!
3:58 Lmao... Hi Rick!
God help us if Laura Mitchell runs and gets elected. Can you imagine Laura Mitchell, Kirby Travers and Josh Hastings getting elected. The start of the nightmare City Council problems. They say they want to work with Rick Pollitt the County Executive. Never said anything about working with the other council members so we know where the problems will be. Nice slate there Dems is that the best you can do? Looks like Chuck Cook and the left wingers are hard at work.
12:35 a.m. You're up late, Rick!
Wico voters are to blame for all the increased budget $$ for voting FOR the county executive position in the first place!
I'm not voting for him. I live out in the county. I don't receive any services and I pay more than double the taxes that they pay in Delaware for the same type of home. I also have to pay on top of that a landfill fee to haul my trash that is run by county employees! The schools suck, and they are now like prisons. If I had the money, I would have put my kids in private schools. Do to the depression, my job got outsourced to India, and I my income went from 20 per hour to just 12 per hour. I believe most of us are no longer making the wages we made five years ago. I don't see the justification for the increases. I cut my expenses, I think they need to do the same.
Scott, Looking at the budget of Wicomico County, the budget is actually $2 million dollars less than it was in 2006 and has approx. 20,000 more people in it now than it did then. The revenue has been near steady to declining and the population has been going up. This is because of the revenue cap. You guys voted for it. Looks to me like they have been cutting expenses. You make $12 per hour? That is more than most of the county employees at that work at the landfill you are talking about. The landfill is an enterprise account. It operates solely from the money it generates. That includes salaries of employees. Do you expect that there should be a facility somewhere to dump your trash for free? How will it operate? Charities...bake sales? A landfill costs money to operate. If you look at one dollar of your taxes, 43 cents goes to education and 31 cents goes to public safety. The remaining 26 cents is divided up among all the remaining departments.
Many of these posters made good points, only if we can remember them in November.
Dump the Chump!Can't SHA find a truck with an unoccupied seat for him to sleep in?
To 11:54 - Take you head out of the sand. If it wasn't for the revenue cap, all of Wicomico's residents would be on Foreclosure Row.It is the only 'bright spot' in our entire community. What kool-aid have you been drinking?
i have to agree with 11:51 if we didn't have a revenue cap our taxes would be much higher and that is what's killing business now. some people just believe government money can fix everything. i'm from the government and i'm here to help, that song is getting old as the ship is slowly sinking. rick has had 2 terms and things are not better, it's worse and we better change course before we take on more water. if we want change we have to vote for it
How do you have good schools and roads without the money to do it? We have a population of 100,0000 people. Cecil county has the same population and a budget that is 60 million dollars more. We are the second lowest taxed per capita in the state to Somerset county. There are 5 counties with a lower tax rate. Our taxes are not that high in this county. You guys complain about the schools and everything else.....that is what you get. If we didn't have the revenue cap 11:51, it doesn't automatically mean that our taxes would go higher, they could have stayed flat and at least the county (us) could have benefited from the extra 20,000 people that we have picked up since 2006. But because of it, the county couldn't pick up the extra revenue for the extra people. The revenue cap is about not allowing revenue to increase more than 2%. How do you pick up 20,000 people and not get the revenue to provide the service to them? How is Bob Culver going to fix things? He will still be stuck with the cap and a county with no money to do anything. 11:51.. how is it that people like you always have to resort to the little catch phrases and attacks? Can't you simply phrase a meaningful comment without all the same old phrases? Voice has had 10 years to point out all this "fat" that supposedly exists. Where is it? It isn't there..... You all can't see the forest for the trees. 12:45...you are right, no business is going to want to move to a county with schools and roads like we have. Who in their right mind would? But we have the revenue cap that you all wanted and the county executive form. How are those things working for you? Things look great don't they...
because he's too lazy and stupid to do a real job. his family's friends and liberal voters can keep him DOING NOTHING for Wicomico County and taking ZERO accountability for it.
The IQ of voters in Wicomico county or the state of Maryland for that fact,very interesting...
This is 11:51 Poster.Alright 2:00 Poster - you have pissed me off - and I will answer your question as to how do you pick up 20,000 people and not get the revenue to provide the service to them?First off - the 2% revenue cap is only applicable to our Real Property Tax Revenue. . . DA? It has nothing to do with restricting State Income Tax Revenues - (i.e. State & LOCAL Income Taxes), and or Sales Tax Revenues. Remember what the NO. 2 Line Item is in our County revenues - IT IS INCOME TAX REVENUES - (33.4%). Although The Real Property Tax Revenue line item comprises approximately (45%) of Wicomico's budget revenues - the 2% Revenue Cap was and is designed to protect our citizenry from what occurred in Wicomico and also Talbot County when their tax cap was ruled to be unconstitutional. Since you obviously don't know what occurred in Wicomico and/or Talbot - I'll try and help to refresh your memory.When Talbot's tax cap was ruled unconstitutional - their real property tax rate went up about 96% - but that was not enough. The very next year it went up 98% - again.Now let us go back and review what happened to Wicomico when Rusty Molnor was then President of the Wicomico County Council. We had a 23.6% increase in Property Taxes before the Revenue cap was in place. The very next year - I was present at the Republican party meeting at the Ward Foul museaum when Rusty stated that he was in favor - the very next year - of another 15% increase in Real Property tax rates in order to fund the next years budget. So what would you have us citizens do in Wicomico County? Would you want us to sit by idly and allow these spend thrift Politicos to increase our taxes yet again? Now as for your claim that we here in Wicomico County the 2nd lowest per capita tax next to Somerset - has it ever occurred to you to check out the State & Local Income Tax Summary Reports. Once you investigate this - you'll soon come to realize that the reason our people have achieved such status is because - OUR RESIDENTS DON'T REACH THE INCOME FILING THRESHOLDS THAT EVEN REQUIRE OUR RESIDENTS TO HAVE TO FILE A STATE INCOME TAX RETURN. In other words - the incomes are so low - that our residents aren't filing tax returns period.So my question to you is to please go back into the hole where you came from - as your 'pail of water is full of holes'.
when i go to vote, the major thing is going to be to ask myself, am I better off now, than I was 4 to 8 years ago? do i feel opportunities are there? does anyone actually have a long term plan?
Responding to 5:08 - Do I feel that I am better off now than I was 4 to 8 years ago?Heck no! And as far as Pollitt's long term plan - will someone please explain to me what Pollitt's plan is. I haven't heard about his short term plan - much less his long term plan. I just wish he would have a plan.
Anonymous said...How do you have good schools and roads without the money to do it? We have a population of 100,0000 people. Cecil county has the same population and a budget that is 60 million dollars more. We are the second lowest taxed per capita in the state to Somerset county. There are 5 counties with a lower tax rate. Our taxes are not that high in this county. You guys complain about the schools and everything else.....that is what you get. If we didn't have the revenue cap 11:51, it doesn't automatically mean that our taxes would go higher, they could have stayed flat and at least the county (us) could have benefited from the extra 20,000 people that we have picked up since 2006. But because of it, the county couldn't pick up the extra revenue for the extra people. The revenue cap is about not allowing revenue to increase more than 2%. How do you pick up 20,000 people and not get the revenue to provide the service to them? How is Bob Culver going to fix things? He will still be stuck with the cap and a county with no money to do anything. 11:51.. how is it that people like you always have to resort to the little catch phrases and attacks? Can't you simply phrase a meaningful comment without all the same old phrases? Voice has had 10 years to point out all this "fat" that supposedly exists. Where is it? It isn't there..... You all can't see the forest for the trees. 12:45...you are right, no business is going to want to move to a county with schools and roads like we have. Who in their right mind would? But we have the revenue cap that you all wanted and the county executive form. How are those things working for you? Things look great don't they...February 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM Let me guess again. You are a liberal Democrat. I bet you voted for Obama as well. I bet you don't have the balls to sign your name or go to the next County Council meeting with these same complaints. I would hope someone would throw a shoe at you.
Vote Republican and vote often. The Democrats do it.
The 20,000 new people here in Wicomico are low income to no income, people on welfare, food stamps, WIC, heating assistance. Cecil county has more money because they have a lot more people working and most provide much higher paying jobs than this area and that contributes more in tax revenue to both northern counties. This counties piggy back taxes are equal to Baltimore county and Montgomery county, both places are prime areas for high paying corporate jobs AND a lot more government jobs. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Well, Rick, you've had your say here several times, and as one commenter pointed out, your bucket is full of holes! I was laid off in '08, and haven't made enough to pay a dime in taxes since. See how that works? If you had done ANYTHING toward bringing jobs to the county, your bucket might be one that holds water. But, it doesn't, PERIOD.
10:51...well, answer my questions then. How do you supply services....schools, more police, roads etc. to a county with a growing population with a restrictive measure like the cap to keep from having the money to supply the services. How do you attract businesses with roads and schools in shambles. How???? I am NOT a democrat, I am a republican but I also am smart enough that it takes money to do the things that government is supposed to do. Where is all the fat that VOICE talked about??? Find another county around with the population that we have that has a budget as low as ours. Stop the name calling and be part of the solution. You can't do it. You all have your worn out phrases but have no real solutions to the problem. The county doesn't have a spending problem, it has a revenue problem.....2:32....look at the total operating budget and look at the population. Look at how many schools we have to maintain, students that will fill them and the number of miles of roads. Tell us how to keep our house in order to attract the businesses that we all need to come here. Why don't you all start putting forth some real solutions instead of bantering and name calling. It speaks a lot to your character.
We all know that the Council at that time mad a very bad decision to raise taxes that much. What got the county into trouble was the unwillingness for previous councils to realize and act to raise taxes, which got the county to a point that a large increase was needed. When in the previous years of that bad decision did the county ever raise taxes measurably? Voice made a knee jerk reaction and we are living with the results. How are the things that you...yes you as a main proponent of VOICE, working out? We have a county that has schools that are falling apart and roads that are doing the same. The cuts that the state passed down made the perfect storm. My your own admission, income taxes are not a large part of the budget because of low incomes. Does that mean that we all don't still need the services that we expect local governments to provide? Super right wingers like Joe Holloway and Bob Culver that are NO people are like the councils leading up to the one that made the bad decision for failure to act responsibly. Acting responsibly is realizing what government is supposed to provide and making sure that they do it. What are Joe and Bobs great ideas to get business here? Do they realize that business looks at the community before deciding to invest in it? If the community is unwilling to invest in itself, why should a business? Let's hear ideas...let's hear about all the fat....let's hear how well both of your ideas are working for you. Our County is in such good shape thanks to a revenue cap and executive form of government. That is what is pissing you off. Truth hurts don't it?
I haven't heard a long term plan out of any of the loud mouths that are constantly bashing Rick.
The last THREE Comments are truly cracking me up. Rick is in deep poop and YOU want US to tell you what RICK needs to do to FIX things. Too Funny!
Without the cap, your taxes could have stayed THE SAME and at least we could have benefitted by the increase in population. You just don't get it. The growth caused the rate to decrease so we didn't bust the 2 percent. The math doesn't work that way. 2 percent is just about cost of living, which may have covered the current population. It doesn't account for more people to support. Unfortunately, this area has lots of low income families....but they still have to get services. If you don't like it, there are roads leading out of the county, they might be bumpy, but they are there.
No Joe, I am asking that since you all seem to say how bad things are, what are your suggestions to fix the problem. I haven't heard one yet.
To 5:57 Posting It is what we have been saying on every street corner . . . It is about bringing JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. As Ronald Reagan used to say;"A RISING TIDE RAISES ALL SHIPS"Joe Holloway and Bob Culver are about empowering people, not Government.
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