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Martin O’Malley’s Terrible Fiscal Record

April 27, 2015

By Chris Edwards

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is readying himself for a White House run. His recent rhetoric on economics shows that he will run to the left of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. After two terms of an unpopular left-wing president, that is surely the last thing the country needs.

The good news is that O’Malley has a record we can examine, so voters will have more to go on than promises of “hope and change.” For fiscal policy, Cato grades the governors from “A” to “F” every two years in its “report cards.” One thing stands out about O’Malley’s record: his Obama-like zeal for raising taxes.

In 2008 Cato awarded O’Malley an “F” after he signed into law a huge tax increase. In 2010 O’Malley recovered with “B,” as he trimmed spending during the recession and took a breather from tax increases. But in the 2012 and 2014 reports, the governor plunged to “D,” as spending growth resumed and he pushed more tax hikes...

Read the whole article at Daily Caller: Martin O’Malley’s Terrible Fiscal Record


Issue Categories : Budget, Martin O'Malley, Taxes