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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:37 AM

Gov. O'Malley of MD: Great statement-"How much less would be good?" (Keep services or cut taxes.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/us/as-state-revenues-begin-to-comeback-maryland-and-kansas-choose-different-paths.html?exprod=myyahoo
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<Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, gave an impassioned defense of his approach to mayors from across the state who gathered here at the end of last month at the annual convention of the Maryland Municipal League.

“Without any anger, and without any meanness, and without any fear, let’s ask one another in these critical months ahead and years ahead: how much less do we think would be good for our state?” Mr. O’Malley asked. “How much less do we think would be good for our country? How much less education would be good for our children? How many fewer college degrees would make our state or our country more competitive? How much less research and development would be good for the innovation economy that we have an obligation and a responsibility, a duty and an imperative, to embrace? How many fewer hungry Maryland kids can we afford to feed? Progress is a choice: we can decide whether to make the tough choices necessary to invest in our shared future and move forward together. Or we can be the first generation of Marylanders to give our children a lesser quality of life with fewer opportunities.” >
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Reply Gov. O'Malley of MD: Great statement-"How much less would be good?" (Keep services or cut taxes.) (Original post)
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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:50 AM

1. I'm so glad he defined 'less,' that way instead of the butcher block approach of the right. After a

While, they have no defense to the charge that they are trying to reduce us to third world status without any hope of coming out of a new dark age without science, freedom of any meaningful kind, outright slavery, a caste system and then pogroms inspired by rabid religiosity.

They don't want to use government jobs to create infrastructure for the use of all the people, don't want human rights and privileges to be recognized for all, they deny the truth and balance that comes from regulating the various groups in the world to prevent pollution and misery.

They and the libertarian right want government to exist as nothing more than a rubber stamp for their profits, an unaccountable, out of control vending machine for their corporate masters. It's the way that libertarianism results in authoritarianism, when you look at real world result. In other words, they are anti-American fascists of the worst kind and should be eliminated from the political sphere for the preservation of the planet and mankind.

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