Archive for January 13th, 2010
Breaking News- Commish Jenkins of Frederick County will replace vacated District 3B seat in House of Delegates
The last legislative session of Martin O’Malley’s term as Governor begins today. Thankfully for the people of Maryland, it will all be over in 90 days. After that, he will no longer be able to do any more damage to our state, or any more harm to small businesses and hard working Maryland families. Marylanders simply can not afford another four years of Martin O’Malley. His failed record of lost jobs, higher spending, record tax increases and broken promises is unacceptable and Marylanders deserve better.
By any measure, Maryland is far worse off than when O’Malley took the reigns of our State Government, three years ago. We have a 26 year high in unemployment; more than 216,000 Marylanders are unemployed. Maryland is one of only 8 states in the nation that still has rising unemployment figures. At the onset of the recession, he forced the largest tax increases in Maryland history on struggling families. He placed higher taxes and additional burdens and regulations on small businesses and mom and pop stores, forcing them to lay off workers and close up shop.
He started out the first session by blowing the billion dollar cash surplus we left him from the Ehrlich Administration. Then he raised taxes on businesses, and raised income taxes, and sales taxes by $1.6 billion, and even after getting a $2.3 billion dollar bailout from the federal taxpayers, he continued to increase spending by more than a billion dollars in each of the last three legislative sessions, increasing state spending by $3.3 billion so far in his term. This caused us to have a shortfall of over $2 billion. So now he wants to go, hat in hand, back to Washington to ask for another bailout from, us, the federal taxpayers.
The people of Maryland are suffering, families are struggling, and small businesses all over the state are leaving for friendlier pastures or are shutting down all together. People are frustrated, worried and angry. They are concerned about losing their jobs. They are upset about out of control government spending and oppressive taxes. They feel that not only are our government leaders not solving the serious problems, but that they are actually causing the problems and making things worse.
As their last legislative session begins, the arrogant monopoly in Annapolis continues to believe that they can ignore the concerns of our citizens. They are wrong. A recent independent poll showed that only 39% of Maryland voters would vote to re-elect the Governor but, because of voter registration figures and millions in special interest money they still think they can buy a new term for O’Malley. Again, they are wrong. The people of Maryland are completely fed up with politics as usual. This election won’t be about Republicans vs. Democrats, it’s much more important than that, it’s about Maryland’s future. I firmly believe that Marylanders are ready to say “enough is enough” and that they are going to send a strong clear message to Annapolis in 2010.
Every Thursday Night Reminder – Cecil Calvert on the All American Patriot Radio Show with Devin Norris
You can listen in at http://wapr.fm or through http://www.blogtalkradio.com then search Devin Norris. It is at 11pm eastern time and carries over a million listeners in this time frame, stretching from the East Coast to the West Coast.
Previous shows of Devin Norris have included, Scott Brown, Ari David, Laurie Roth, Bill Randall, and many many more. Together, we can bring America back to where she belongs, by voting out the Rinos and Libatards in DC and our States.
We can no longer sustain a balanced government under the guidance and terms set forth by those who would repress our freedoms of speech. Those such as Obama, Reid, Boxes, Hoyer, Mikulski, Pelosi, Cardin, Cummings, and many many more.
Stay tuned and be sure to listen. I will be getting a candidate for Maryland State Senate on the Show as soon as he is available. All Marylanders and Washington County should follow Devin’s show, it’s fantastic. He is also going to be making a run in 2012 on the GOP for President.
Victory in New Jersey! Vote on In-State Tuition Bill Canceled
Monday, January 11, 2010, 11:05 PM EST – posted on NumbersUSA
A vote scheduled in the New Jersey state senate to allow illegal aliens to receive state-subsidized, in-state tuition rates at the state’s colleges and universities was canceled on Monday. The bill’s sponsor said he lacked the necessary votes to pass the measure when Senators came under constituent pressure, in-part due to phone calls from NumbersUSA Members.
“We just don’t have enough votes,” said N.J. Sen. Ronald Rice.
“I’m hugely disappointed. This was a matter of fairness,” said Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz.
If passed, the bill would have allowed the estimated 2,000 illegal aliens in New Jersey who attended a New Jersey high school for at least three years and hold a diploma or equivalent pay reduced rates. The in-state tuition rate in New Jersey is about $11,000, half as much as the out-of-state rate.
Governor-elect Chris Christie will be sworn in next week, and he opposes the measure, so legislators will be unable to bring back up the issue while he’s in office.
View a map of states that provide in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens.
A brief synopsis of our Testimony today for E Verify in Washington County. More details will come later. Special thanks to my Friend, Brad Botwin of Help Save Maryland.
Anti-illegal immigration advocate wants county contractors to verify worker eligibility