The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Two Maryland governors kiss and make up

Nov 25, 2002

Maryland's new Republican governor, Bob Ehrlich, recently got together with the outgoing Democratic governor, Parris Glendening.

Despite bitter words exchanged during the campaign, the two now seem to be in agreement. Democrat Glendening's ideas about balancing the budget were "real solid," – so said Republican Ehrlich.

And what were Glendening's ideas? Cut virtually every state program except those that benefit land developers, corporations and the rich. Environmental and community development programs? Cut them! Health and welfare programs? Cut them, too. Tax abatements and state subsidies for real estate developers, corporations and the rich? We can't touch any of these, or economic development will be hurt!

No wonder Ehrlich had no problem agreeing with Glendening. Glendening's just a Republican in disguise. Or is Ehrlich a Democrat in disguise? In any case, their political priorities are clearly the same!