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The passage of the governor's 'sweeping agenda' shows how out of touch legislators are

There was a photo caption in the Sunday Sun article ("Landmark Measures for Maryland" April 7) about Senate President Mike Miller, House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Gov. Martin O'Malley. The caption stated that "When the three of us are on the same page," according to the governor, it would result in the passage of the governor's "sweeping agenda."

In reality, it's more like a steamroller agenda. In reference to the so-called sweeping agenda, yes, the residents of Maryland who initially trusted the Three Ms have been "swept" under the carpet. The agenda part refers to the governor's aspirations for higher office, the worst-kept secret to spill out of Annapolis.

Gentlemen, never underestimate the level of frustration and anger the people of Maryland are feeling at this time. While you are reveling in the sweeping agenda, there are many feeling the economic pinch. To some, that pinch has turned into a bruise and has resulted in Marylanders choosing to exit the state.

"The Three Ms" are so out of touch with reality. These men should be publicly whipped with switches for their perceived achievements. I am interested to find out if the those gentlemen are even cognizant of the level of despair of the average citizen of Maryland. I seriously doubt it, as I question their ability to relate to the common man and woman of our beleaguered state.

It has reached the point of being a no-win, pathetic pillaging of the people who have chosen to reside here.

Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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