From Patrick McGrady, a filed candidate for the House of Delegates District 34A:
The news that Northrup Grumman chose Virginia instead of Maryland for their new HQ in the region is just another jab to working people in Maryland.
The majority of our elected Delegates and Senators, in addition to our Governor seem to believe that the future of Maryland will be rosy just as long as we keep spending more money (and raise taxes or borrow accordingly). As companies move away to find more preferable tax treatment or a more reasonable business environment, families in Maryland suffer from collateral damage. We see higher taxes to make up for the lost revenue and there are less jobs to go around. I don’t mean $100k high-tech jobs either. I mean the jobs that real families in Havre de Grace, Joppatowne, and Edgewood need to pay the bills- jobs in warehouses, at restaurants, and at car dealerships. These jobs support large employers, and they are drying up in our county.
We need to elect people who will work to make Maryland more business-friendly. Not because big businesses are the savior of Maryland, but because without REAL jobs, Maryland working families will have to pay more to satiate the desire to spend in Annapolis.