Democratic Governors Association Chairman Caught Falsifying Data on State Website

Jim Jamitis
Liberty News Network
16 July 2012

Maryland’s governor Martin O’Malley, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, was caught posting false data to his state’s website this week in response to a story about the wealthy fleeing Maryland to escape the state’s rising taxes. The Examiner posted the story on July 7, 2012:

“In 2007, Maryland passed some of the largest tax increases in history, and I believe a lot of the exodus of taxpayers out of the state has to do with the tax burden,” said Larry Hogan, founder of Change Maryland and a former member of Republican Gov. Bob Ehrlich’s administration.

The continuous tax increases proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley won’t help the situation, Hogan said.

The governor’s profile at Politifact shows him averaging just south of “half-true” on the statements for which he has been analyzed.  Therefore it came as no surprise that he was deliberately misleading in his response to Hogan’s claims. Change Maryland and The Tax Foundation revealed that O’Malley’s analysis failed to consider Delaware (which has no state sales tax) and misrepresented Virginia’s tax system in order to make Maryland look more favorable in comparison…

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