Monday, August 27, 2012

Maryland vs.Virginia, A Tale of Two States

I wanted to share with you a great article from Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal. He compares the fiscal policies and results from both Virginia and Maryland, noting the superior results enjoyed by Governor McDonnell:

"From Mr. O'Malley's inauguration through last month, Maryland lost 30,000 jobs, or three times as many as Virginia, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. And while Virginia is fiscally fit, Maryland constantly has to go back to its legislature seeking money to balance the budget and fund the governor's "investments."

I loved this line from fellow Democrat Peter Franchot:
"The Maryland economy is in trouble. . . . Our current strategy—one that depends excessively on public sector jobs and government spending—is no longer working. To maintain our commitment to better public schools, safer communities, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay and other essential priorities, Maryland needs a fundamentally new approach to job growth, one that is focused squarely on the private sector."

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