Why Every Democrat in Maryland should vote Republican
By Jerry Cave
Maryland may be more dependent on one industry than any other state. However, the Free State has foolishly chosen to have no meaningful voice in it. That needs to change before it’s too late.
The Federal Government employs hundreds of thousands of Marylanders, directly or indirectly. We receive 20% more money than we send to Washington. Of all the much talked about dependents of Federal spending, Maryland is probably the biggest one!
Today, the Federal government is entirely in the hands of the Republican Party, because they control the legislative and executive branches and will select and approve members of the judiciary for at least four, and probably eight years.
You would think Marylanders would want to have a voice in this vertical upon which they are so dependent. However, Maryland, like Virginia, has chosen poorly. All the senators in both states and 7 out of 8 of Maryland’s representatives to Congress are members of the Democrat Party.
“No-one has less influence in Congress than a member of the minority party.” There is only one Republican member of Congress in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, which are supposed to be populated by such smart, well educated people.
Here’s something to consider.
What is to stop moving Federal entities out of the D.C. – Baltimore Metros? It would save money and pose a reduced risk of an attack that could paralyze the entire government. The Internet has made distance irrelevant. Think of the benefit that members of Congress could bring, with those jobs to their districts instead of Maryland’s?
Why would GOP legislators want to further reward Blue – Blue Maryland when they could easily reward Red – Red states instead? Even less extreme changes in Federal spending could pose grave risks to Maryland, given its dependence on Federal largesse, especially having ignored the promotion of any other industry.
Even if a Democrat or an unaffiliated voter is not in agreement with GOP policy, at least they would have a voice instead of silence on Capitol Hill. Maryland voters better wise up if they want to remain Maryland voters. Democrats should hold their noses and vote Republican if they want to have a chance to hold on to their jobs.