Only in Gov.Martin O'Malley's fantasy land would a married couple each making $50,000 a year be considered "wealthy." With two kids in college and a 401K not yet recovered from the 2008 crash, I sure do not feel wealthy.

Maryland deserves courageous leadership willing to propose the kind of budget solutions successfully implemented in other states, such as converting public employee pensions to defined contribution plans and health insurance cost-sharing more in line with the private sector.

Meanwhile, Governor O'Malley should seek citizenship and public office in Sweden.

Kirk Larter, Kingsville