Our unemployment insurance rates tripled. Our corporate income tax is 8.25 percent, the highest rate in our region. This tax increase continues to chase more and more jobs and businesses out of Maryland. The O’Malley administration decreased state funding for tourism. Personal income tax is 9 percent; over 3 percent higher than our neighbors in Virginia. The Tax Foundation ranks Maryland at 45th least friendly business state based on corporate, individual income, sales, unemployment insurance and property taxes.
What has happened to our great state? When are we going to stand up and say, “We want new leadership in our state. We want new leadership that will protect the rights of Maryland businesses and Maryland residents. We want new leadership that puts politics aside and fights for us.”
Albert Einstein famously said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Dr. Ron Elfenbein stated, “We can continue to elect the same people that, thru their irresponsible votes, and irresponsible behavior have put us in this mess and continue to make things worse, or we can elect someone who will be part of the solution, not part of the problem. If given the opportunity, the current group of elected officials, like my opponent who has been there for 27 years, will definitely raise your taxes yet again-just like they did last time one year after an election.”
Dr. Ron Elfenbein will stand behind a plan to decrease taxes and encourage entrepreneurship with full force. He will stand behind the 211,000 Marylanders that are unemployed, and work to make Maryland a business friendly state once again. Dr. Elfenbein believes that tax cuts and decreased government spending are the only way to make a real difference in Maryland. He believes it is time to step across party lines, and stand together to do what is best for our state.