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Old 05-27-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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Well O'Malley is now our governor. Now what has he done for us that he promised to do? I know one thing is he promised to solve this BGE crisis, however, his seat is who agreed to this 50% increase. So enlighten me and tell me why did we vote O'Malley in? What is he doing or going to do for us? Honestly when the elections were going on I turned a deaf ear to him and his whole campaign, with my husband being in law enforcement and him not supporting the officers. So can some educate me and tell me what he is going to do besides drive me out of this state?
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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With Maryland's last state election results it appears that Maryland is now solid Blue with the Western and Shore counties as no votes due to population.
With the Democratic machines in control and the state being held to the whims of PG, Montgomery, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County, along with Anne Arundel, Maryland will head the same direction as New Jersey and the rest of the Northeast. Down the line with Money magazines annual listings of tax hellls.

The saviour for Maryland will be the never ending flow of Federal monies due to the location of the nations capital and supporting branches of government.

As for O'Malley all you have to do is look at Baltimore City. Yes, one could consider him an approvement over Schmokey, but did you see any tax relief?
BC's property tax rates are one of the highest in the nation and as far as crime it is still a war zone.
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Old 05-28-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: MD
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In addition to what you've noted he wants to increase the taxes when selling/buying a home, vetoed the police supported gun-sellback to the manufacturer, which would have saved them money in these budget-crunch times and wants to increase the gasoline tax.

Ehrlich didn't lose by that much - hope you voted for him too.

See you in another state maybe!
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:39 PM
 
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I sure did vote for Ehrlich. Just after hearing all the sketchy things that O' Malley did with the murder tolls in Baltimore told me no way. My in laws live in NJ and it is so expensive there now. Hopefully I am able to sell my house before they raise the taxes on the sell of them. I need all the profits I can get to get out of this place!!! I am sure NC will turn all blue soon to, thanks to the influx of liberals to the area. That is where I am thinking about heading. Hopefully by the time that happens though I will be old and ready to retire and can move to another state
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:31 PM
 
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Before Ehrlich was voted in, didn't he say he was for putting casinos in which was supposed to help the state and then once he got elected he nixed them?
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:32 PM
 
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BTW, what do you mean when you say the state is "turning blue"?
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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Umm, Maryland HAS been headed down the same direction as New Jersey for at least the past 50 years. In fact, by most any stretch of the imagination Maryland is MORE blue than NJ, and has been that way for a while. What MD is doing now, though, is challenging Massachusetts for the title of most liberal state in America.

That said, I always get a kick out of the occasional Maryland native who argues TO THE GRAVE that they live in a Southern state. LMAO.

Also, Ehrlich was a RINO who made Pataki look like Cheney.
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Old 05-29-2007, 07:25 AM
 
Location: UK
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Wow, MD id definitely turning more like Jersey everyday. After I leave these will be two states I make sure to NEVER move back too! I too also said i was from a southern state when I was younger, now as a working adult I see the way MD is getting more fast paced, congested, overdeveloped... Soon people will be lumped over top of each other because of the influx of people moving. I don;t think we really had a good candidate for Governor in my opinion. I just didn;t want Erhlich back inoffice again...
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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Does anyone know of one website where you can keep track of O'Malley's agenda? thanks.
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Ehrlich did try to get slot machines legalized in MD. His efforts were thrwarted by Democratic House Speaker Michael Busch every year.

There are still parts of Maryland where the Southern attitude, lifestyle, and dialect persist. These are places off the beaten path and off the radar of the movers and shakers in the state.
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