By Pat Warren

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland sends the largest delegation in the United States to India with a goal of bringing jobs back to the state.

Political reporter Pat Warren has more on the expected benefits of the trip.

Maryland YouTubed through Asia with Governor Martin O’Malley on his trade mission to China in June, making a pitch for Maryland business.

On the governor’s 10-day mission there, J&R Seafood on the Eastern Shore grew its export business, translating to jobs at home.

“We’ll probably hire now 30 to 40 more seasonal jobs, which because of this trip will turn into full-time jobs,” said Lin Hwang, J&R Seafood. 

That and other successes in China have led to this mission in India.

“The papers are full of story after story of Maryland, the United States losing the jobs to countries like China and India,” O’Malley said in a phone interview. “What we need to do a better job of doing as a people is emphasizing those stories where we’re creating jobs.”

A story the O’Malley delegation is writing on this trip to India.

On a conference call Tuesday morning the governor reported two Maryland businesses so far have landed contracts in India.

Businessmen with the governor on the trip say the mission creates opportunities for jobs and expansion they might not otherwise get.

Comments (11)
  1. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    Yeah, sure just like his other junkets did…What a disgrace, instead of showing some leadership @ home Martin goes & takes wifey for the views.

  2. Jeff Adams says:

    O’Malley is a liar and a thief. Hostile regulatory environment, high taxes getting higher. Half a million taxpayer dollars shot to sh!t.

  3. OHmana says:

    The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

    The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    For those who are listening to the liberal’s propagating the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this:
    January 3rd, 2007, the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!

    Remember that day…
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank(D) took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd(D) took over the Senate Banking Committee.

    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?

    THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney ) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment…to this CRISIS by, among MANY other things, dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

    By the way, President Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie, starting in 2001, because it was financially risky for the US economy. Barney Frank(D) blocked it and called it a “Chicken Little Philosophy” and the sky did fall!

    And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA!
    And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially BARNEY!!!!

    So when someone tries to blame Bush…
    Bush may have been in the car but, the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch!

    Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
    Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.

    In that first year, they had to contend with President Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

    For 2009, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed President Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget!

    Where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009!

    Let’s remember what the deficits looked like during that period:
    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the LOWEST in five years, and the FOURTH STRAIGHT DECLNE in deficit spending! After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets!

    If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself!
    In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is “I inherited a deficit that I voted for, and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.”

  4. Micahel says:

    Well said OHmana. O’ Malley is a complete fraud. NO body spends money like a Democrat. They got what they’ve been working on since FDR. Get the majority of Americans hooked on a govt. program and then they could count on there vote.

  5. Can't Fix Stupid says:

    Let’s try this again and see if it is actually posted this time. Such censorship! This is the 3rd time I’ve tried to post!

    I am very proud of our Governor. He went ALL the way to India, spending ALL that taxpayer money (took the family of course) and has come back with a deal that will benefit 2 whole businesses. I would bet that those businesses do not belong to a natural American. Wow! Two whole businesses!

    Would not surprise me if those 2 businesses have connections with Casa de Maryland…O’Malley’s “other” job.

  6. JIM says:


  7. HA HA HA says:

    Sounds like a fair trading. Lost hundreds of high paying pharmaceutical under his term replaced with 30 temp jobs The true wage earners are done in this state

  8. Debbie says:

    Gee did they have to give a big donation to the DGA like Energy Answers International,Exelon, or the wind energy companies to get his support?
    This man is unethical, out for his own political agenda, and as long as the money pours in could care less about Maryland and its citizens. This trip is another waste of taxpayers money and got him out of town just as ? were being raised about his campaign finance ethics.

  9. bernard Mc Kernan says:

    What a jerk off. He calls a recent 3.7 measly project a breakthrough? We spend that much sending him over there to eat curry & his old lady along with the other corporate expense account wizards

  10. JQP says:

    honestly, is he even trying to hide the fact that he’s crooked anymore? seriously, it’s like he doesn’t even care….he has the illegal vote (how that works, I’ll never know) and the vote of those who are not interested enough in politics to know what he’s really up to, so…. yeah, he doesn’t have to work to hide his lack of ethics anymore. great.

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