A report by the U.S. Census Bureau has confirmed what many already knew: Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the nation's deadliest cities riddled with crime, murder, and high taxes partly caused by Democrats elected into office who continually foster an unsustainable climate of over taxation and fiscal irresponsibility.
According to a report published by the Baltimore Sun, a high state tax is partly to blame for the mass exodus along with terrible inner city schools, high property taxes, city taxes, and crumbling infrastructure.
David Placher, a writer for Baltimore Outloud, also cited "fiscally irresponsible" Democrats are at the root of the city's problems.
The mayor and the large part-time City Council are fiscally irresponsible. They accepted a raise in December, even though the city faces major financial troubles. The mayor gets paid around $180,000, the city council president $119,000, the City Council vice president $77,000, and the 13 others each $69,000 — plus all have benefits and all have paid support staff. In 2007, the City Council passed a law that entitles elected officials to receive an automatic 2.5 percent raise if the city budget provides money for union employee raises.
"The elected officials’ automatic raises and the city’s declining population mean the cost of government increases on those taxpayers who remain in the city," added Placher.
He then called for a repeal of the 2007 law (the 2.5 percent raise for elected officials each time a union employee gets a raise) as well as to reduce the size of elected officials "because it cannot be immune to population decline."
Pat railed against voter behavior on Monday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed" as he read through the report.
See his reaction above.
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