WASHINGTON — Just two weeks ago, President Trump’s acting budget director stood in the White House briefing room and proclaimed that the spreading coronavirus hadn’t clouded the administration’s rosy economic outlook.
Editor’s Note: I’ve included this information on the editorial page, because I think it’s highly important for informed Marylanders to know about our state’s bond ratings. We will include more opinion pieces in future issues of the Whig and online at cecilwhig.com. — B. Rae Perryman, Editor
From the Town of Elkton: Mayor Robert Alt and the Commissioners are asking that everyone participate in the 2020 Census. It’s vitally important that all of Elkton’s residents be counted to ensure that our community receives its fair share of funding and that economic and planning decisions accurately reflect Elkton’s best interests.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R.3) imposes strict price controls, taxes, and regulations on biopharmaceutical companies. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office expects the measure to reduce the industry’s revenues by $1 trillion over the coming decade.
Politicians typically blame drug companies for soaring pharmacy prices. But insurers, pharmacies, and other middlemen are the real driving force behind rising drug spending.
Speaking at the United Nations in December, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew cheers by saying the United States was “still in” the Paris Climate Agreement.
On February 10th, the White House released its budget for the fiscal year 2021. It broadly showcases the values promoted by Donald Trump and the vision he has for the future of the United States of America. Budgets are the practical extension of genuine commitments. Politicians, as a group, are famous for making promises that they do not deliver on. Empty promises are often rhetorical flourishes meant to generate votes.
Imagine if the federal government treated disabled Americans as second-class citizens. It’s an appalling thought. But it could happen soon — if some special interest groups get their way.
I would like to clarify my comments regarding the Fire Alarm system at Perryville High School. I am a former CCPS employee and Nicet Certified in fire alarm installation, maintenance and inspection. I was the person conducting the required yearly inspections mentioned by Mr. Willis.