During yesterday’s AP forum Brian Moran tried to hail the growth of the state budget by nearly 100% over the last decade as “investments” (at 0:24 mark). Bob McDonnell strikes back (at 0:36 mark):
WOW! a winner!
OK now we have our candidate lets rally to victory!!!!!!
Yet since 1999, the General Assembly has granted almost $3.1 BILLION in tax relief, including car tax repeal, estate tax repeal, reduced sales tax on food, and historic rehab and land preservation tax credits. So, $1.6 BILLION tax increase minus $3.1 BILLION tax relief equals $1.5 BILLION going back to the tax payers. If you tell a story enough times, anyone will believe it.
Irregardless of these tax cuts over the past ten years. Virginians still are facing tax increases from Gov. Kaine, who I distincly remember promising not to raise taxes back in 2005. We need a Governor who cares enough about the people to not tax the snot out of em.
Gee, and maybe the shortfall in the budget isn’t really a reality either. Please. After eight years of a Democrat executiveship, neither of these guys could forecast a budget worth a dam. Good thing they weren’t making cars; they’d need to bailout their incompetence. Wait, will Virginia be one of those States requiring a bailout come 2009?