Northrop Grumman Relocates to Virginia
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who doesn’t live in Annapolis but technology giant Northrop Grumman has decided to locate its global headquarters in Virginia. This is a logical outcome of the fiscal mismanagement of the O’Malley administration, which has spent the last four years blaming Governor Ehrlich for its own spending, and the better business environment available in Virginia. The Tax Foundation rates Maryland 45 out of 51 jurisdictions in terms of business tax policy. Virginia rates 15.
Maybe one day Maryland Democrats will start realizing that businesses create jobs, jobs that employ people who pay taxes. And that a hostility towards business is nothing more or less than a hostility towards job creation and prosperity. Despite slivers of hope, the Democrats would have to abandon their entire political philosophy to reach that point.