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Maryland: A good state to be from, a bad place to live

12:00 PM EDT, May 15, 2013

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In a recent column, Dan Rodricks essentially excoriated corporate CEOs for whining about Maryland ("Complaining CEOs need to take a hike," May 8). OK, he feels that they make too much money, that's his right, and it falls exactly in line with the thinking in the halls of both Annapolis, and Washington, D.C. It's those "greedy capitalists" again. When will they ever have enough?

Fast forward to a more letter to the editor ("Ignore business climate at our peril," May 11) in which a reader notes that Baltimore is no longer the home city for corporate offices of a single Fortune 500 company! The writer also alludes to the fact that Baltimore is the only major American that is able to "boast" of this achievement!

In the halls of the Politburo in Annapolis, Comrade Gov. Martin O'Malley must certainly be elated at this "achievement" by his counterpart in the city, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake! Their "experiment" continues! Mr. O'Malley et. al., are determined to make Maryland the first state in the union that can boast that it runs strictly on the backs of its taxpayers; no businesses needed or wanted! Alas, what those socialists never seem to get is this: once you run all of the businesses out, who is left to employ those taxpayers?

As usual, Maryland remains a good state to be from!

Robert L. DiStefano, Abingdon