Wow, January has been quite a month!
The 1/13/10 March on Annapolis was a huge success. Many of our Baltimore County members took advantage of the four buses that we coordinated and made their voices heard on Lawyers Mall. Nearly 2500 citizens gathered that cold night with a clear message that “Enough is Enough”.
On January 19th, Scott Brown shocked the country by winning the special election in Massachusetts held to fill the United States Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy (the People’s seat!). His election has really thrown a monkey wrench into the plans to ram through health care.
Also on January 19th, the Baltimore County council voted to exempt itself from any meaningful pension reform. Councilman Kevin Kamenetz bill passed by a 6-1 margin with only Joe Bartenfelder voting against the bill. Kamenetz later told Patuxent Publishing reporter Bryan Sears that “IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON”. Apparently, Councilman Kamenetz underestimates just how strongly this issue resonates with our members and most voters who will obviously have the last word on the issue.