May 17, 2007

Politics In Maryland Cost Residents $5,300 Per Year

The Washington DC Examiner Newspaper (no author given) printed an interesting article concerning a $1 ½ billion shortfall in the states budget.

The article says that Maryland has a current budget of $30 billion and Gov. Martin O’Malley has ordered legislators to cut $200 million from it. The headlines showing that the Gov. has ordered $200 mil. in cuts looks like he is on top of things and is acting responsibly, when in fact, these cuts represent only 13% of the problem.

The estimated 2005 population of Maryland is 5,600,388, and the State will spend over $5,300 for each resident. My question is; what are you getting for that $5,300?