From Benny Walker:
Regarding job growth in Maryland, it seems to me that Governor Martin O’Malley’s plan is to keep his fingers crossed and hope that federal money keeps flowing into the state. The strategy has worked before, because Maryland is home to federal agencies and installations that have kept the funding spigot open wide. It has also allowed O’Malley and other demagogues to engage in class warfare and rail against “the rich” and “big corporations,” because the feds will always keep Maryland afloat – right? Wrong. The federal gravy train is slowing down. And the effect that a reduction in federal spending will have on our state will be jarring. Just as Maryland benefits more from federal funding than other states, we will suffer the most when spending is cut. Then what? Governor Bob Ehrlich has always understood that sustainable prosperity is based on low taxes and a regulatory environment that welcomes, rather than demonizes, employers and entrepreneurs. He understands that “the rich” sign workers’ paychecks. He knows that business is not the enemy; and that a growing business hires people, invests in the local economy and pays taxes. Maryland needs a governor like Bob Ehrlich, who won’t have to move up the learning curve when the looming federal cutbacks become reality.
Benny Walker, CPA, CVA
From Rich Gallippi:
In reference to the Governor’s race, no matter what party you belong to, no matter if you’re a student, a worker, an employer, retired, or unemployed, we should all agree on one thing. Martin O’Malley is a main pillar in the power structure that has failed us completely in Maryland. He will continue to raise taxes, and that will kill revenue, prevent job growth and stifle our chances for renewed prosperity, We must unit on this.