Economic Reform

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Economic Policy: One of the essence of my campaign is to bring Economic Reform to Maryland. The current Economic crisis that has hit the United State and much of the World, must be solved responsibly. As Governor of Maryland I want to tackle the problem that plagues many Marylanders like unemployment, foreclosure, the tax system, and the declining standard of life that is harming Marylanders. Recently the Baltimore Sun reported “The state’s jobless rate increased from 4.5 percent in August, on a seasonally adjusted basis, making Maryland one of 21 states to record month-to-month increases in joblessness in September.” (Lorraine Morabella from the Baltimore Sun) Cutting Pork Barrel Spending I am in strong support of cutting the notorious “Pork Barrel Spending” In Maryland, I will be determined and aggressive in my approach to stop the wasting and misuse of your hard earned money.

“Maryland ranks 22nd in pork barrel spending”

– Pig Book 2008, Citizens Against Government Waste

“$240,356,990: That’s the total value of the 212 pork barrel projects secured from the federal government by Maryland’s Congressional delegation during the most recent fiscal year, according to the 2008 Pig Book.” –

1) $64,545 spent on Research on Potato diseases

2) $90,363 spent on Obesity Intervention

3) $680,205 spent on “Foundry Sand-by Sand Products”

4) $847,029 spent on “Coffee and Cocoa” Research

5) $2,656,800 spent on “Paint Branch Fish Passage”

Source: Citizens Against Government Waste Pork Barrel Database 2008

The list goes on and on, I doubt any of these programs and bills have helped to support your family!

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