The bill hasn’t even been passed yet, but big business representatives have descended upon the area to pitch their ‘proposed’ project.
Regardless of race, there are many within the state of Maryland trying to make ends meet on a daily basis. The practicality of this economic venture, seemingly spearheaded by “special interest groups” and/or politicians-is a weight on the voter’s ballot disquised as QUESTION 7.
“In my mind, it will be elegant, it will be glowing, it will be a beacon, really,” the chairman and chief executive of MGM Resorts -Jim Murren, boasted at a recent breakfast meeting with about 100 business leaders in Prince George’s County.
“IN MY MIND…”, implies personal perception of what ought to happen from a business stand point. The fact is that on a socioeconomic basis this decision is likely not in the best interest of this area at this time. Note, the article published by the Washington Post, at no time mentioned how the profits were ‘intended’ to go towards the improvement of education as the campaign ads boast. Whether omitted or covertly recorded-the promoters of this deal have never been focused on how it could help the children. Instead the emphasis was placed on how ‘luxurious’ this establishment would appear against the skyline of the Potomac. When that in fact could be challenged as well.
According to the photographs, the art deco style reminiscent of the 1920’s and 30’s would hardly compell patrons. The structure itself evokes somberness.
What is the real reason for the urgent push? MONEY of course. Revenues that will not reach the pockets of the people. A recent assembly of Maryland State Educators voted DOWN question 7 with astounding majority.
EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS to build an ethical issue! Is it really worth the future costs? DC nor any of its surrounding areas, deserve the depravity that comes with legalized illegality.