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Miller 'sabotaged' budget compromise

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller should promptly step down following his outrageous, irresponsible, unprofessional, petulant, self-centered performance during the final days and hours of the just-completed 90-day session of the General Assembly ("Debacle in Annapolis," April 11). He purposely sabotaged the budget compromise for his personal campaign to expand gambling to a sixth site in Maryland.

Senator Miller's arrogance and egotism are breathtaking. Mr. Miller then has the audacity to suggest yet another, special session of the General Assembly at an additional cost of $21,000 to $100,000 per day to the already-overburdened Maryland taxpayers.

Gov.Martin O'Malleyshould not call a special session of the legislature. Rather, the doomsday budget should be allowed to become effective on July 1, and Maryland should be allowed the unique experience of living within its means.

Richard Shannahan, Lutherville

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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