The outrages continue in Annapolis as our far-left Governor, Martin O'Malley, and Democrat allies, Bill Bronrott, Bill Frick, and Susan Lee further dismantle the Maryland State Police Budget. Their latest scheme was to slash the force's budget for new police cruisers by over $800,000!
At a time when we are experiencing a violent crime wave that the above-mentioned Democrats have completely ignored, facing potential terrorist attacks in the state of Maryland, and when interstate transportation of illegal narcotics is at a new high along I-95, the last thing an intelligent elected official would do is slash the State Police budget, right? That would be beyond belief, wouldn't it?
Well, don't be surprised to encounter the ghostly spectre of our old friend, Jack Palance, wandering the halls of the State House. When it comes to the dangerous, reckless, and unapologetic pro-criminal agenda of O'Malley & Co., one just has to examine the facts and
Alas, the outrages are true. Not only are state troopers not receiving the latest equipment, but now they cannot even maintain current levels as old cruisers cannot be replaced under the new O'Malley-Bronrott-Frick-Lee plan.
The same day, after putting Maryland's Finest in danger by slashing their infrastructure, command structure, and equipment funding, our soft-on-crime Democrats approved the new poster child of government waste in Annapolis, the new state IT Department. This costs over $1 million dollars - $200,000 more than what was just cut out of the police cruiser budget! It's outrageous.
We can only pray that our Democrats' dangerous public safety cuts do not result in harm to the citizens or the law enforcement personnel who risk their lives each day and night to protect them.
And then we can get ready to vote in 2010, and replace our dangerous Democrats with new leadership that recognizes that funding and supporting law enforcement and public safety is the highest priority of any elected official. Our current lawmakers and governor should be ashamed.
Royce Hanson and the Montgomery County Planning Board are as unapologetic about their love for developers as our elected officials are about their pro-crime agenda.
Unbelievably, and blatantly, Hanson & Co. voted down an amendment introduced by County Councilmember Marc Elrich that would have ended the developers' outrageous practice of counting rooftops as "green space." In some cases, the roof was the only green space on the lot!
Thanks to our Planning Board, and with a rubber stamp from our County Council, developers will continue to exploit this loophole and damage our environment with the full approval of these Democratic elected officials.