March 22, 2014
Who in local and state government is in charge of watching and controlling how our tax dollars are spent ( "Pratt, Young object to plan to hire outside auditors for city agencies," March 20)? We know that Gov. Martin O'Malley wasted over $200 million on a health care exchange that does not work. We have seen public employees in Baltimore being paid the wrong salary for years. When are Maryland voters going to demand accountability from government employees like the private sector does?
February 17, 2014
By a wide margin, Maryland voters want to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 a hour, a poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun shows. A majority of voters in every region of the state supports that wage increase, and the proposal has near-unanimous support from African-Americans, according to the poll. Statewide, 69 percent of voters surveyed said they back a proposal now being debated in the General Assembly to increase Maryland's minimum wage from the current federal level of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2016.
February 6, 2014
When are the majority of Maryland voters going to wake up and see that the progressive, far left politicians in our state care only about the rich, not the middle class and certainly not the poor? When our elected officials have an opportunity to perhaps lower taxes on the ones who can least afford to pay, what do they do? They plan a cut in estate taxes so the millionaires can leave more money for their families ("Estate tax relief seems on track in Annapolis," Feb. 2). How does that help the middle class and the poor?
December 12, 2013
When are Maryland voters going to grow tired of cronyism in our government ( "Former Annapolis mayor Cohen hired by state's General Services," Dec. 10)? Have we not seen what happens when elected officials appoint unqualified people to manage the health care website or run our prison system? Why is it that when we look at a resume, we never see what a government employee ever did outside of working in government jobs? J. Heming, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to email@example.com . Please include your name and contact information.
October 28, 2013
"I gave 'em a sword and they stuck it in and they twisted it with relish, and I guess if I had been in their position, I would have done the same thing. " This great quote from the interviews that Richard Nixon gave to David Frost in 1977 summarizes Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's significant, possibly gubernatorial candidacy-destroying, dilemma. When you are seriously flawed, as virtually every power-seeker is, and you give ammunition to your enemies, which not all power-seekers do in abundance, they (the enemies)
October 20, 2013
I remember Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown appearing on local TV after recieving our federal tax dollars talking about hiring new government employees to implement Obamacare and how Maryland would be the benchmark for other states. Look how badly Maryland has done (" Maryland 'stumbled out of the gate' with health exchanges, Brown says," Oct. 16) I hope Maryland voters remember at election time. J. Heming, Baltimore