From the office of Del. Rick Impallaria:
Annapolis Update – February 17, 2011
I’m sorry that I haven’t gotten an update out to you sooner. I was hoping that there would be some good news about the General Assembly. Unfortunately, there is none. With the re-election of Martin O’Malley and with Barack Obama in the Presidency, Maryland is fast becoming the leader in pushing Pres. Obama’s plans through on the local level.
What are the issues which are important to the Democrat-controlled General Assembly?
Major investment in wind energy. To you, the consumer, this means just one thing — higher energy costs. There are no plans or movement to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs, which would produce more energy than all the windmills on the east coasts of the United States and Canada at a cheaper cost and in a more environmentally safe manner.
Gay marriage. It appears that thousands of years of accepted traditions and biology will shortly be overturned by this General Assembly, which is more left-wing than any I’ve seen in the past 8 years.
Illegal aliens. It seems they will get in-state tuition, the right to collect unemployment compensation and workman’s compensation, plus a host of other benefits. Gov. O’Malley cannot wait to sign these bills into law.
Crime. Martin O’Malley and Doug Gansler are vying with each other about who will be king of saving the Chesapeake Bay. In the State of the State speech, the Gov. told us who the leading criminals are — all of us who live in rural areas and have septic systems, and those peiple who work to one day have the American dream, a home of their own. If Martin and Doug have their way, we will all be living in apartments in Baltimore City, which in their eyes is just punishment for “the largest polluters of the Chesapeake Bay” — homeowners with septic systems.
If/when any good news comes, I will be happy to report it to you, but I am not optimistic that there will be any. I do not support this Governor’s agenda, nor do I support going down the already failed road that California has taken. According to a bankruptcy law lawyer Maryland is rated as the 13th state closest to bankruptcy, and if this General Assembly has its way in the next four years, we may go off the charts, and probably bankrupt.
Delegate, District 7