Maryland’s economy is closely tied to the federal government. With billions of federal dollars spent here each year, cuts in federal spending are cause for concern.
Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) says he prefers a comprehensive approach to tackling the deficit. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) says compromise was in the best interest of the American people.
Ending a perilous stalemate, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders announced agreement Sunday night on an emergency deal to avoid to avert the nation’s first-ever financial default.
Marylanders concerned about their financial future are angry about the lack of compromise on Capitol Hill.