Thursday, July 26, 2012
The following table appeared in Monday’s Washington Times.
As my title indicates, it is a dubious distinction, to say the least, that Maryland, a relatively small, generally successful state, would have lost any jobs at all during the first 6 months of this year, let alone lead the nation in that negative statistic. In fact, as the table indicates, only 12 states of the 50 have net job losses over the first half of this year.
Under the circumstances, it is entirely appropriate for voters to hold their incumbents, Senator Cardin and Congressman Ruppersberger for example, responsible for their unfailing support of the President’s and their party’s failed economic recovery programs, and to vote for their challengers, Dan Bongino who is running for the Senate and Nancy Jacobs who is running to represent Maryland’s Second Congressional District.
Who’s responsible where you work when something you authorize, and that costs your employer substantial money, fails to achieve the intended outcome? Who’s responsible where you work when you make a mistake? You are, of course. It’s only common sense that you, the voter, apply the same rule when you ask yourself whether or not your current Senator and Congressman have done their jobs well and earned their right to be re-elected.
Maryland leads the entire country in jobs lost over of the first 6 months of this year. If ever there was a “no brainer,” this is it.