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Rep. Frank Kratovil Votes Yes on Economic Stimulus

February 15, 2009


Rep. Frank Kratovil, the freshman Democratic congressman from the Eastern Shore, joined the team by voting with President Barack Obama and the overwhelming majority of Maryland’s congressional delegation to pass the economic stimulus package. The federal economic stimulus reportedly has the potential to create or save 66,000 jobs in Maryland over the next two years, […]

Snow in Ocean City; Budget Angst in State Capitals and City Halls

January 27, 2009


It’s snowing in Ocean City, Maryland, this morning, steady but not too hard. The temperature is shivering right around freezing. In Washington and New York, this is the winter of economic uncertainty. Nationwide, unemployment is spreading week by week. Unemployment may hit 10 percent by spring, which seems far away right now but really isn’t. […]

After The Banking Bailout, Can Congress Let GM Go Bankrupt?

November 16, 2008


We’re starting to see a pattern here, in the way the U.S. government responds to crisis situations. Consider: New Orleans — Hurricane Katrina assistance New York City — Wall Street bailout Detroit — Auto Industry collapse Is there a hint of classism in the magnitude and urgency of the government response, depending on the wealth and status […]