Maryland governor Martin O’Malley can’t run a state. He never saw a tax hike that he didn’t love. If it wasn’t for the largesse of China (for their willingness to buy US sovereign debt) and the federal taxpayer, O’Malley would be governing one of the poorer states in the Union rather than one of the wealthiest. Martin O’Malley would be a pauper, rather than a prince. Martin O’Malley does have one trait that has served him well … he is a prince of the sound bite.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, O’Malley (following the Obama party line) accused presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney of “betting against America”:
“I’ve never known a Swiss bank account to build an American bridge, a Swiss bank account to create American jobs or Swiss bank accounts to build the levies to protect the people of New Orleans,” O’Malley said on ABC News’s “This Week.”
Granted, Romney should be shot for having the poor political acumen to have a Swiss bank account. At least Romney doesn’t lack the requisite economic and financial skills to lead a country out of the Great Recession.
Even O’Malley should know that we live in a global financial market. Swiss bank accounts do, in fact, create jobs. They even build bridges. As for the levies in New Orleans, money was available to build adequate levies but O’Malley’s corrupt Democrat pals used those funds to finance projects like marinas and sundry other projects where a better rake-off could be had.