Last week, Governor O’Malley and a delegation of 68 Maryland leaders returned from 10-day economic development and jobs trip to China, Korea and Vietnam. The trip resulted in stronger guanxi (personal relationships) with critical Asian leaders and $85 million in new investment into Maryland.
Republicans are trying to politicize these trips, but they can’t argue with the facts.
Here are two videos relating to this historic trip.
Today on CNBC, Governor Martin O’Malley disagreed with the approach of Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker and other Republicans who are “choosing to use this crisis to sharpen their ideological axe.”
In Maryland, Governor O’Malley intends to balance the budget and make the investments in the future by asking “everybody to sacrifice” and “bringing people together around the truth and the math and the imperative of moving forward out of these difficult times.”
What a day! In case you missed last night’s Inaugural Celebration in Baltimore, here is a clip of Governor O’Malley performing for a crowd of 2,500 guests!