Don't tax residents for the state's failuresOn the one hand, Mr. Dernoga paints a completely different picture from what we've read in the press, which seems to have served us very poorly on this issue. I've been especially disappointed that the Post coverage by Ms. Helderman, and to a lesser extent Ms. Wiggins and Mr. Wagner, has been so weak on representing both the council point of view and the desire of some voices for a fiscally responsible solution.
But on the other hand, the council doesn't seem to have a real proposal on the table. If they have, they haven't made much effort to generate public support for it. If there is a council proposal that the press will not publicize, there are other ways to get the word out, but the council does not seem to be very effective at using the Internet as an alternative to the mainstream media.
On 4/20/07, Jacob Andoh email@example.com wrote:
Yes. 'Tis very revealing, indeed! As you read and analyze these documents, PLEASE note, in particular, the possible deleterious impact on funding and operations of our county public schools and other critical services.Thanks to Hon. Councilman Mr. Samuel H. Dean (District 6) and Mrs. Donna J. Dean and Mr. Arthur Turner for sharing.=========Note: forwarded message attached.
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From: ArthurTurner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:15:05 -0400
Subject: County Council's Position on the Prince George's County Hospital
WOW!!! IT IS INDEED IMPORTANT THAT WE GET AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE ABOUT THE PRINCE GEORGE'S HOSPITAL SYSTEM. TO LEARN ABOUT THIS PRESSING ISSUE, PLEASE READ THE DOCUMENTS AND SHARE WITH ALL ON YOUR E-MAIL DISTRIBUTION LISTS.
WE HAVE LISTENED TO THE MEDIA TELL US ABOUT WHAT THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM BILL CONTAINED AND WHAT WAS NOT IN THE BILL. READ THE BILL FOR YOURSELF AND KNOW THE TRUTH. THE FACT SHEET IS QUITE REVEALING AS IS THE BACKGROUND SHEET ON THE HOSPITAL.
PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL ON YOUR E-MAIL DISTRIBUTION LISTS!!!!
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Subject: County Council's Position on the Prince George's County Hospital Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 04:29:24 -0400 From: Samuel or Donna Dean <email@example.com> To: Samuel or Donna Dean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We have attached three documents: a) the County Council's Position on the Prince George County Hospital, 2) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which will facilitate understanding of a somewhat technical issue, and 3) HB 510, the State hospital bill. These documents represent the facts related to the Prince County Hospital, which is a regional health facility that is not owned by the County but is owned and operated by Dimensions Healthcare, a private corporation. We encourage you to take the time to read them in the calm aftermath of the recent created hysteria so you will know what the facts are. Further, you will see that those whom many vilified were working in the interest of the citizens of Prince George's County. It is most revealing. There is still much to be done and the Council is committed to working with all stakeholders to bring about a quality health care system.We encourage you to pass this information on to your various contacts.Be blessed indeed,Sam and DonnaSome of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. ~Garth Brooks