Shady appointments reveal Hogan’s ties to cronyism, corporate welfare
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 29th April 2020
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who has lost hair after receiving treatment for B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, poses for a photograph on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Annapolis. In a Facebook post, Hogan wrote: “I may be losing hair follicles, but I’m winning the battle as we kill cancer cells like crazy.” (Office of the Maryland Governor/Joe Andrucyk via AP)

Folks, put your thinking caps on and pay attention.

We are about to take a trip down the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ to meet the wizard of political cronyism and corporate welfare.

Sadly, the road is paved with potholes or, in many instances, sinkholes.

It didn’t bode well when the governor posted the following message on his Facebook page.

Governor Larry Hogan

5 hrs

The best way we can continue to flatten the curve is to stay home and stay safe. Thanks to Route One Apparel for the great WFH outfit—and remember to support your local businesses, hon.

Image may contain: 1 person, hat, possible text that says 'C STAY HOME, HON'
This image was taken from the governor’s Facebook page and sent to the Baltimore Post. (Photo credit/Facebook)

The backlash was fast and furious, as many people voiced their frustration about being unemployed and facing the devastating economic impacts of the governor’s decision to shut down people’s livelihoods.

The following response reflected many of the concerns from Marylanders:

Amy CK Support local businesses, hon? YOU CLOSED ALL OF THEM. Is this guy for real?

So now, we come to the crux of this article, which deals with the governor’s announcement about his appointees to the Maryland Strong Recovery Team. The below quote was taken from the Baltimore Business Journal regarding the various business people tapped to reopen Maryland’s economy:

Under Armour Chairman Kevin Plank, M&T Bank regional President Augie Chiasera, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson and Jim Davis, chairman of the Allegis Group, are among the individuals tapped to sit on the Maryland Strong Recovery Team, which is charged with helping Hogan reopen the economy.

The Baltimore Post has given extensive coverage to Mr. Plank, who was forced to give up his position as CEO of his company.

The Post articles on Kevin Planck and Under Armour

You will also notice that the CEO of the Marriott Hotel was also mentioned as an advisor to the governor on how to bring the economy back to life in the state of Maryland. How could we forget that the Marriott received $9 million in corporate welfare from the state of Maryland.

Regarding the last name, Jim Davis, chairman of the Allegis Group, the Post was wondering why Governor Hogan did not include Mr. Davis’s cousin, Steve Bisciotti, who owns the Baltimore Ravens?

The reason can be quite simply put as they are the biggest purveyors regarding the world of political cronyism and welfare. The Allegis Group is a $14 billion a year business. That begs the question of why they need another billion from the state of Maryland to build out their business at Tradepoint Atlantic?

By the way, just in case you are not aware of the Tradepoint Atlantic business model, the entity is simply a landlord that leases the property to anyone willing to build on a potentially contaminated site.

Those who doubt our assumptions can read our articles detailing this fleecing of Maryland taxpayers since the inception of Tradepoint Atlantic.

The Post articles on Tradepoint Atlantic

For those that are keeping track of the scientific evidence regarding the impact of the coronavirus and the emerging evidence that closing down nearly every aspect of our society will have far more deadly and lasting impacts than any pandemic endured by the human race.

We will be adding information in future updates that will be in direct contrast to Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to shut down a functioning society.

The Baltimore Post received a frantic phone call from a person attempting to apply for unemployment on Maryland’s website. That person gave up when it was discovered there were 144,000 people ahead of the person.

Another thought would be maybe the governor should forgo appearances on programs like ALT left  The View and focus on doing his job.

Throughout the Post’s coverage of Republican Governor Larry Hogan, we have used the term RINO (Republican in name only) to describe his political agenda.

The following video clip may validate our perception:

Maybe Gov. Hogan will rethink his objective of reopening the state of Maryland for business when, if you look at the numbers, it’s more akin to a food kitchen serving free meals during the depression at a cost of over $1 billion.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

 

 

 

 

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