Gov. Martin O'Malley blames the Maryland deficit on everything except his own actions as governor ("O'Malley legacy marked by gains, taxes," Jan. 20). Because of his excessive taxes on Maryland citizens and businesses, many have escaped this state and moved to other states including Pennsylvania which does not tax retirement and Delaware which is more friendly to businesses.
The loss of businesses also means the loss of jobs for Marylanders and, again, the loss of tax revenue. This is just common sense. However, I am afraid there is an epidemic loss of common sense these days.
Diane Henkel, Hampstead