The summer months are when many families move. When you retire like my wife and I have, you have to make a choice as to where you will live and why. For many, the choice is between ‘financial capital’ and ‘social capital’. Will you move to a place with a low cost of living where you do not know anyone or will you stay where your social network, friends and perhaps family are in place but where it might be more expensive?
The good news is that under Governor Hogan, the state of Maryland has become less expensive. We want to stay here with our friends and family but are concerned about what would happen if Ben Jealous became governor along with more liberal Democrat senators and delegates. When Bernie Sanders says "there are few progressives stronger than Ben", you know the taxpayer is in trouble. He wants to provide ‘free’ college; the taxpayer will be paying for that. Despite the need to imprison thosecriminals who make Baltimore undesirable—with the highest murder rate per capita in the US--Jealous wants to ‘"end the era of mass incarceration" by ‘striving for a fair criminal justice system.' Despite Maryland being the only state with a Healthcare Cost Review Commission that sets hospital rates to be the same regardless of which insurer the patient utilizes, Jealous envisions a ‘Medicare-for-All system that delivers better care for less cost’. Isn’t that what we were promised under ObamaCare? How well did that work for you, your families and your friends?