Well it's been a week since my last post, and now it's time to turn the attention a little closer to home, to Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland.
Yesterday, Governor O’Malley showed his disdain for the legislative process, low-income families and the taxpayers of the state at the same time, issuing executive orders that give collective bargaining rights to home health aides and child care workers whose pay is subsidized by the state.
This, despite the fact that:
The Democratic majority Maryland legislature rejected these notions not once, but twice.
This will cause the cost of child-care and home-care to go up, further burdening low-income families and the elderly...you know, the ones that O’Malley calls “Maryland’s most vulnerable citizens?” It’s nice to see where O’Malley’s priorities really are, with the special interest unions, and not the “most vulnerable.”
State subsidizations will be forced upwards if unionization occurs. This, at a time when O’Malley and other Democrats are crying about the structural deficit, and threatening to raise taxes further to cover it. Yet instead of practicing discretion, or making important cutbacks, O’Malley would rather bring bigger mouths to the state trough.
The arrogance of this administration is beyond comprehension at this point.