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Senator displays his own arrogance

State Sen. Paul Pinsky writes an appropriately-named commentary condemning corporate lobbyists and maintaining that he and his fellow Democrats will fight against this "corporate victory" in the past election ("Post-election arrogance?" Nov. 14). That's funny. I was under the apparently mistaken impression that the people of Maryland elected Larry Hogan as governor and were agreeing to his message of lower spending and reduced taxes.

Senator Pinsky must not have received the memo that the actions of he and his colleagues have chased companies and jobs out of Maryland and the voters were responding to this. If he wishes to stand up to someone, I suggest he start with public employee unions who have greatly contributed to our current fiscal mess. Perhaps the second group that the senator can stand up to are political insiders seeking taxpayer-funded boondoggles such as sleazy land deals.

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It was announced recently by the Department of Legislative Services that we already have a $300 million shortfall for this fiscal year and an anticipated $600 million shortfall for the next year. This has taken place despite eight years of tax increases under Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, yet Mr. Pinsky wants even more.

Some corporate lobbyists may have acted with some post-election arrogance but Senator Pinsky's proclamation does nothing but display his own.

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Robert C. Erlandson, Ellicott City

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