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MoCo Mailer Still Ahead of the Facts

A postcard urging residents to vote "No on Question B!" started arriving in Montgomery County mailboxes today -- still claiming that The Washington Post had editorialized against the ballot measure, anti-tax activist Robin Ficker tells Maryland Moment. But as of today, the Post has not yet weighed in on the issue.

Ficker is the author of the proposal in Question B, which would make it more difficult to raise the limit on property tax revenue. Opponents of Question B acknowledged on Wednesday that their postcard erroneously claimed that the Post had come out against the proposal, and said then that they would not send it with inaccurate information.

The Post has opposed previous versions of the proposal.

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 1, 2008; 1:47 PM ET
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What a dishonest example the County Executive and County Council have set for the young people in Montgomery County. As members of the Committee, they must have approved the mailing which falsely says that the Post has endorsed their position. This piece arrived in likely 300,000+ mailboxes today. So it was mailed on Friday or earlier.

They desperate because they know question B is going to pass. But lying to the voters is not the answer.

We got a 13.5% property tax increase this year and the Executive and
Council have us on track to give us a 15% to 20% increase next year.

They have thrown the homeowners under the bus in order to have the money to pay directly or indirectly a majority of the 10% of all voters who decide their party's primary.

Posted by: robinfickerofrobinrealty | November 1, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

The Post needs to make public the name of the person on the editorial board to call on Friday that will tell the Post's editorial position to be published on Sunday. Obviously, there was communication between the Post editorial board and the committee aqgainst Question B, telegraphing by two days or more, the Post's editorial position on Question B to be published on Sunday. This communication made the Post an active political participant in the scheme to defeat Question B.

Posted by: robinfickerofrobinrealty | November 2, 2008 1:42 AM | Report abuse

Robin Ficker playing loose with the facts?!?!

I can't believe it!

Look, most reasonable people know by now that any Ficker proposal is dangerous to the well being of our communities. I hope our Montgomery friends have learned the danger of fooling with property tax revenues as Ficker suggests. One only has to look at the out-of-control public safety issues and the state of public services here in PG to realize the danger inherent in Ficker's proposal.

Posted by: PrinceGeorgian | November 3, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

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