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Could the US Face Greece’s Fate? – Why Our Growing Federal Debt Matters

Posted: February 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm   /   Chairman's Message

Two economic stories of the past week are uncomfortably more related than most Americans would like to admit, the Greek debt negotiations and the Obama 2013 budget proposal. Europeans negotiators are encouraging, actually all but forcing, Greek debt holders to accept dramatic reductions in the amounts they will be paid back. This is so the […]

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Stopping Maryland’s Pro-Gas Tax “START” Coalition

Posted: February 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm   /   Chairman's Message

In his State of the State address, Governor O’Malley this week asked the legislature to begin applying a 6% sales tax to gasoline sales. With typical O’Malley double-speak, he called for ending “the current sales tax exemption on a gallon of gasoline.” While he may try to make “ending an exemption” sound like tax reform, […]

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Green Jobs Turns Out to Mean Few Jobs

Posted: January 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm   /   Chairman's Message

One of Barack Obama’s 2008 signature promises was to create 5 million new “Green Jobs.” Not to be out done, Governor O’Malley announced his own “Smart, Green, and Growing” agenda in 2009, in which he promised 100,000 new green jobs in Maryland by 2015. Earlier this week Obama’s campaign released its first ad which emphasized […]

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Spend and Spend, and Tax and Tax, and Elect and Elect

Posted: January 7, 2012 at 8:31 pm   /   Chairman's Message

The day after Republicans gained 81 seats in the House of Representatives and 6 seats in the US Senate in 1938 in a bruising rebuke of the New Deal, the New York Times quoted Franklin Roosevelt’s longtime principal political adviser Harry Hopkins’ response: “We will spend and spend, and tax and tax, and elect and […]

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