By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Losing 6,500 businesses, 40,000 jobs and 31,000 taxpayers is not "making headway" ("Maryland making jobs headway," Letters, Thursday). On the contrary, the state's economic dashboard is blinking red.
Maryland's job market is not the worst in the nation, as a recent article in The Washington Times claimed ("Maryland lost 10,000 jobs in 2012, tops in U.S., feds say," Web, July 23). Maryland still beckons the best and brightest with one of the most dynamic state economies in the country and top-flight opportunities to live, learn and build innovative, exciting companies.
After a poor June jobs report, Maryland has lost more jobs in the first six months of 2012 than any other state in the nation, according to numbers released from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's office took a swipe at a grass-roots citizens' group over a report claiming people are leaving Maryland for Virginia, beginning a fight in cyberspace between the governor, the citizens' group and an established nonpartisan tax research organization.
When times are tight, people look for potential savings wherever they can. Increasingly, Marylanders living under the oppressive tax regime of Gov. Martin F. O'Malley have realized they can get a better deal by packing their bags and heading for the Old Dominion.
Maryland lost the most residents in the region between 2007 and 2010 — and many of them went to Virginia, according to a study released Tuesday by Change Maryland.
Maryland lost the most residents in the mid-Atlantic between 2007 and 2010 — and many of them moved to Virginia, according to a study released Tuesday.