Category: Oh Maryland My Maryland.

Governor O’Malley Launches Effort to Understand Bill He Enthusiatically Endorsed

Governor O’Malley Launches Effort to Understand Bill He Enthusiatically Endorsed

| March 23, 2010 | 1 Reply

Shouldn’t we know how a bill affects our state before it becomes a law? According to my Governor, Martin O’Malley, the answer is a resounding “Heck, no! We’ll just have us a commission to figure it out afterwards!”. O’Malley, a Democrat, says he will appoint a commission to study how the sweeping changes will affect […]

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Tax ‘Em Until They Flee, Then Tax ‘Em Some More!

Tax ‘Em Until They Flee, Then Tax ‘Em Some More!

| March 14, 2010 | 8 Replies

One of the practical problems with the boilerplate “tax the rich” strategy is that the rich are not stupid. When taxes in one state rise to an unacceptable level, they move to another where the tax rate is more to their liking. The new state gets a big infusion of tax revenues and the progressives […]

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It's Easier to Tax the Rich When They Can't Leave

It's Easier to Tax the Rich When They Can't Leave

| May 25, 2009 | 5 Replies

You know that whole “tax the rich” philosophy of the left? Well, it doesn’t work. The reason it doesn’t work is that the rich didn’t get that way by being stupid. They are pretty good at using the dastardly invention known as an “automobile”. When a bunch of Democrats concoct a scheme to take more […]

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It’s Easier to Tax the Rich When They Can’t Leave

It’s Easier to Tax the Rich When They Can’t Leave

| May 25, 2009 | 5 Replies

You know that whole “tax the rich” philosophy of the left? Well, it doesn’t work. The reason it doesn’t work is that the rich didn’t get that way by being stupid. They are pretty good at using the dastardly invention known as an “automobile”. When a bunch of Democrats concoct a scheme to take more […]

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Thanks, Private Sector Suckers!

Thanks, Private Sector Suckers!

| February 9, 2009 | 2 Replies

See you in the bread lines, folks. Not that I’ll actually be there with you. See, I work for a state government that’s going to be getting a humongous chunk of your cash to cover its debts. Heck, we’re a billion dollars in a hole this year, the government is furloughing employees and looking to […]

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Maryland Waves Bye-Bye to Business

Maryland Waves Bye-Bye to Business

| January 26, 2009 | 3 Replies

I can’t wait until we can throw Governor O’Malley out of office. He’s making a financial wasteland out of what used to be a pretty prosperous state. Maryland used to be in the middle of the pack of states with business-friendly environments. No more. The Tax Foundation now ranks Maryland as the sixth worst state […]

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Marylanders Suddenly Stop Laughing at Illinois.

Marylanders Suddenly Stop Laughing at Illinois.

| January 9, 2009 | 2 Replies

Who says Chicago gets to have all the fun? We in the Old Line State stand alongside our brethren in Illinois and say that you will not be the only ones with rampant big-city corruption! Baltimore Mayor Sheila A. Dixon was charged today in a 12-count indictment, according to the Maryland State Prosecutor’s Office’s Web […]

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Strike a Blow for Citizen Legislators

Strike a Blow for Citizen Legislators

| January 7, 2009 | Reply

If you’re a conservative or libertarian and you live in Maryland, you should get to know Ron Miller. Miller is gearing up to take a run at Senate Majority Leader Mike Miller and, with the way the government of Maryland is being run these days, he has a real shot at beating him. Ron has […]

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The Brazen Martin O’Malley

The Brazen Martin O’Malley

| January 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

Not just no, but hell no. PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Governors of five U.S. states urged the federal government to provide $1 trillion in aid to the country’s 50 states to help pay for education, welfare and infrastructure as states struggle with steep budget deficits amid a deepening recession. I can’t speak for residents of other […]

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The Brazen Martin O'Malley

The Brazen Martin O'Malley

| January 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

Not just no, but hell no. PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Governors of five U.S. states urged the federal government to provide $1 trillion in aid to the country’s 50 states to help pay for education, welfare and infrastructure as states struggle with steep budget deficits amid a deepening recession. I can’t speak for residents of other […]

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