O'Malley's taxpayer-funded TV commercials
Governor O’Malley is spending your tax dollars on professionally produced TV ads in a new PR stunt to mask Maryland’s dreadful business climate. Outrageous! These government TV ads promote handpicked businesses and their products to convince job creators to pick Maryland without your consent!
You shouldn’t be forced by your government to promote any company period! It’s wrong, unfair, and abandons America’s free market economy!
Coincidentally these ads come after 3 separate independent studies in 2013 showing Maryland in the top 10 worst business climates in the nation including an analysis from the Chamber of Commerce. A study released by the American Legislative Exchange Council showed that Maryland’s economic outlook declined 15 spots in just one year.
However too many businesses and families see through O’Malley’s facade and know that Maryland’s business and cost of living climate, including personal tax burdens, isn’t for them. They simply choose states with better economic outlooks where they can grow their business and provide for their family.
Governor O’Malley and Annapolis should be focusing on making Maryland the best place to do business by reforming our business climate, not masking the problem by wasting more of your tax dollars. Only through free market reforms can Maryland’s reputation as being flyover country for businesses and families that are choosing states with brighter economic outlooks like Texas and Virginia be erased.