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Why should Md. give the film industry a free ride? [Letter]
Why should Md. give the film industry a free ride? [Letter]

For a politician, the opportunity to bring jobs and economic prosperity to the public by subsidizing the production of the TV drama "House of Cards" in Maryland just sounds too good to pass up ("Senator faults administration effort to keep 'House of Cards,'" Feb. 21). That's the kind of thing that elections are won on. When the politicians finally wake up to the reality that they have been handing more taxpayer funds to the movie industry — $15 million last year — than the industry puts back into the economy, they are shocked to get the movie people's extortion note: Pay up or we move on." The made-for-TV film industry is nomadic...

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