Monday, July 7, 2014

What is Wrong with Maryland

What is wrong with Maryland


Perhaps the title should be rephrased to what is right about Maryland. Nearly six million people inhabit the Free State as it was nicknamed after slavery was outlawed in 1864. Blessed by this State’s endemic Democrat government the word free has taken on an entirely new meaning. Maryland Government has a clear agenda to deprecate the entrepreneurial sector to vantage the entitlement class. Illegal is no longer a term permitted to be spoken by the bluest of blue within the confines of this State. Once removed from the illegal category “immigrants” can dip into a vast amount of cash being offered to them on the proverbial silver platter by Maryland’s left of the left government. Trumped up taxes, levies, fees and move support several million people who have decided it is better to sit on their backsides than work a job. Why are O’Malley and his crew so intent on giving away your money? Votes! Freebies to the indolent, lazy and sloths among us keep the support flowing for those who want to move up the food chain with a blue ring on his or her finger. O’Malley’s policies extort money from anyone who has a business or receives a paycheck. State coffers are starved for these funds. So where do all these funds end up?


An intricate system of entitlement fund delivery has been created in the Free State. This system is purposely complex to fool the most ardent person who seeks knowledge of it. Checks are flying out the doors of Maryland Administrative offices faster than the cash coming in to support the State’s socialist activities. Have a child out of wedlock in Maryland get a check. Have several children and receive multiple checks. Take a trip to your local entitlement office. They are located conveniently throughout the state. The social workers in these offices are begging for business and will welcome you with open arms. As you sit before one of them he or she will pull out a menu of giveaways and ask what your needs are. With minimal information to support your state of poverty these social workers are ready to write checks. Energy assistance, food stamps, housing supplements, cell bills, cable support and a dozen more freebies are waiting for you. Would you like to go to school? No problem with minimal qualifications or check for citizen status the money will be forthcoming the next day. Has your child been misdiagnosed with a chronic medical condition, there is a very good chance Maryland will send you a check. Perhaps you are from Baltimore City. Seventy percent of households there are single parent homes or so the government believes. Stay unmarried, but cohabitate, Maryland will send you two checks.


Health professionals relate multiple stories of patients on Medical Assistance, now Obamacare, who come to their offices driving Range Rovers, Mercedes and BMWs. Many of these patients live in the equivalent neighborhoods their automobiles reflect. Governor O’Malley and his minions could very easily compare the Medical Assistance assignments to the Motor Vehicle master list to uncover this specific fraud. He has chosen not to which in a sense sends a signal to these thieves that it is okay to steal from the taxpayer since politicians do it all the time.


Start a business in Maryland and the Comptroller’s office becomes your best friend. Do they lend you money to start and or stay in business? No. Do they provide guidance for your business to improve its function? No. Instead they are useless dolts commandeering your money in the form of levies, licensing fees, surcharges, taxes and various penalties from the outset. Recently a poll of Marylanders suggests that 47% of its residents would leave if circumstances would permit. This number may reflect the feelings of business owners as well.

To answer the question what is wrong with Maryland: government overreach, high taxes, extensive number of violent crimes and a political cast of thousands using its residents as pawns are but a few of the problems legal residents face. Maryland is on its way down. With a slight push many of its jurisdictions could go over the edge. As O’Malley moves off the stage he leaves behind a fiscal disaster so trenchant that Maryland will be bleeding economically for the next decade. Perhaps the electorate will vote “right” next time.  


Mark Davis MD, President of Davis Writing Services. For media content and author support contact us. Dr. Davis is an on air media consultant. His latest book is Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster.

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