Montgomery County finance officials have just revised the numbers - and the county's projected deficit has just doubled! The Ficker Amendment passed just in time. This mess is a disaster of the council's own design. They failed to execute the basic requirements of leadership and fiscal responsibility. Now, where will they find the money as we enter the 2010 election cycle?
Don't worry, The Washington Post and Gazette will find a way to make the council successful in time for the election. I don't know how, and it will take some real spin to do it, but don't they always protect their Democrat friends? It will be entertaining to witness. Where to cut - public safety, social services, education? There are no good options for a council that has detonated the budget with out of control tax-and-spend fiscal mismanagement.
Yesterday's Post continued the newspaper's unethical public relations offensive on behalf of its new dear friend, Governor Martin O'Malley. (Not to be outdone, MPT has announced a new O'Malley TV show, patterned on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's Alo Presidente - I'm curious if this show will include footage of the violence and open air drug markets in O'Malley's Baltimore, and the other failures of his leadership there for which he was so unjustly rewarded with the governor's mansion in 2006?)
According to John! Wagner!!, O'Malley is about to end hunger in the state of Maryland. Check out the disclaimer though - it's not an O'Malley program, he's just going to apply for George W. Bush's existing federal aid. And that doesn't mean he'll get it. Happy Holidays, and warm wishes from your governor who cares so much about the hungry children that he prevented Bob Ehrlich from taking over their failing schools. Believe, indeed.
Barack Obama's new Domestic Policy boss was quoted in Obama's own Washington Post as being a passionate supporter of Roe v. Wade. Once again, pro-life Americans have been slapped across the face by divisive pro-abortion appointments by the president-elect who promised to unite the country. Instead, he has united the old Clinton administration.