Larry Hogan on Fox News talking about Maryland taxes
Message from the Chairman, Larry Hogan
Like many of you, I’m completely fed up with politics as usual, in Washington and in Annapolis. And I’m concerned that not only are our elected leaders not solving the serious problems that face us, but that they are actually causing the problems and making things worse. As a life-long Marylander who loves this state, I believe that we are way off track, heading in the wrong direction and that our very economic future is at stake.
I have spent a lifetime challenging the status quo, fighting against tax increases and wasteful spending, fighting to reform government and to make Maryland a better place. And in spite of the tremendous odds stacked against us, I am not ready to give up the fight.
That’s why I founded this non-partisan, grassroots organization called Change Maryland, because the stakes are too high for us to just sit back and accept the status quo.
Our mission quite simply is to organize, inform and energize average Marylanders to fight back and to bring some much needed fiscal restraint and common sense to Annapolis.
We simply can not allow an arrogant monopoly in Annapolis to run this great state into the ground without debate, without opposition, and with no checks and balances.
An informed electorate, an honest and open debate of the issues, and the competition of a healthy and strong two-party system are essential to good government and it’s what Maryland so desperately needs.
All Marylanders – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – suffer when the professional politicians and the special interest groups go unchecked and continue to push the same failed tax and spend policies, year after year.
The sad truth is that the one-party monopoly that rules Annapolis has a failed record of lost jobs, higher spending, record tax increases and broken promises. It’s unacceptable and Marylanders deserve better. I think it’s time we said ‘enough is enough’. The time has come for us to stand up together and fight back for a change.
This is not just a fight about the differences between the right and the left. This fight is about the difference between right and wrong. It isn’t just another fight between Republicans and Democrats. It’s more important than that. This is a fight for Maryland’s future.
My hope is that you won’t give up on our state and that you will become a part of this important fight for Maryland’s future. With your help, with all of us working together, I truly believe that we can send a loud and clear message to Annapolis and that we can Change Maryland for the better.
Founder & Chairman