Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Democratic cohorts have done it again, increased the gas tax. Will the tax be used to improve our highways? Not if the previous use of the fuel tax is repeated. It is noteworthy that not one Republican voted for the tax which will mostly impact working families.

O'Malley is making a run for the presidency, and why not? He will fit right in with the Democratic crowd in Washington who advocate: spend and tax, abortion on demand, same sex marriage, gun outlaw, amnesty and tuition breaks for illegal immigrants, Obama-care, extended unemployment pay and increased entitlements for those who chose not to work. While so doing they label the Republicans as desiring to throw Granny over the cliff. Those who are truly disabled and those who paid into Social Security deserve aid. The same career politicians will continue to be re-elected as long as they keep the entitlements flowing. However, when the bubble burst (and it will) the entitlement recipients will be impacted the most and cry the loudest. The Republicans common sense approach to fiscal solvency will be rejected as long as the Democratic base is well supplied and they vote. When will the silent majority rise up and say enough is enough?

W. Melvin Childers

Havre de Grace


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